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The Preservation of Sir RICHARD MAC GWIRE. 






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*N Ihurfday the 12th of May, 1785, Mr. Mac Gwire, then a ftudent in the Univerfity of Dublin., afcended from the barrack of 
that city, in lieu of a gentleman of the name of Crosbie, who had conftructed a large balloon, and propofed to afcend himfelf;but had the 
mortification to be difappointed from the weight of his perfon. The balloon at firft took a wefterly direction over the country; 'till a higher 
current of air carried it eafterly, and over the fea. Mr. M C G. obferving the balloon to be greatly diftended, endeavoured to relieve it by 
opening the valve, but unfortunately the rope broke, and prefently after the balloon burft. At this interefting moment, he noted the 
barom. to Hand at 20 inches, and the therm, at 32 ; this latter being the freezing point furprized him much, as he did not feel a correfpond- 
ing coldnefs in his perfon. 

Perceiving that he ftill afcended, he determined if poffible to let more gas efcape, and with great difficulty contrived to reach and make 
feveral punctures in the balloon ; in confequence of which it defcended with fuch velocity as to throw him out of the car or boat, and im- 
mediately re-afcending, the fufpending ropes held him by one foot, with his head lying in the water; but by a defperate effort his Ihoe 
providentially came off, and he difengaged himfelf. All his endeavours to overtake the balloon were fruitlefs ; and he could not fee the 
land. Being an excellent fwimmer, he turned upon his back to reft himfelf, and was inly ruminating what courfe to purfue, when he was 
aroufed by a cheer from the crew of the Blithe Anne*, who happily preferved him, and brought him on fhore ; where his Grace the late 
Duke of Rutland, then Lord Lieutenant, and her Grace the Duchefs, received him with that politenefs and attention for which they 
were fo juftly diftinguiflied : he was immediately conveyed to town by Mr. Uni acre, in her Grace's carriage. Indeed the dangerous 
fituation of Mr. M c - G. was fenfibly felt by all, and moft of the Nobility followed him to the fea fide, where thofe gentlemen whofe portraits 
are given, embarked in the fmallboat to his relief, but not without a bribe often guineas to engage the boatmen in fo humane an aci; and 
in the diftant boat were Lord Joe el y n, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Mr. Uniacke, and Mr. James. 

On the Sunday following this event, Mr. Mac Gwire was attended by his fellow ftudents, from the Univerfity to the Caftle of Dublin! 
where his Grace the Duke of Rutland was pleafed to confer the honour of knighthood on him; — and the Nobility rewarded the brave 
fellows who preferved his life, with a purfe of one hundred guineas. 

Sir Richard Mac Gwire is at prefent a lieutenant of foot on thelrifh eftablifhment, admired for his intrepidity, and greatly efteemed 
by all who have the honour of knowing him. 

ThePortraits of the Boatmen are as follow: No. 1. The young man, JobnLanden, who firft difcovered SirR.M c -G. No. 3. John Marks, 
No. 3. George Marks; No. 4. William Reed ; No. 5. James Murray ; No. 6. William Murray ; No. 7. George Latiden, whofe zeal had En- 
dangered his own life, but for the activity and care of his brother boatmen. 

« One of the two pilot-boats maintained by the ballaft office in Dublin, for the foie purpofe of fuccouring (hips in diftrefs. 



To the" CONDUCTORS ,oe the 
HIBERNIAN JOURNAL. 

Gentlemen, 

THE Attention paid to the intrepid Youth 
who made the iErial Excurfion, filled 
the Breaft of the Spedators with Feelings 
which does Honour to the human Heart, as 
he triumphed through the Streets of this Me- 
tropolis. The Scene of his Aicerifion was 
«« in the Mind's Eyes." The Anxiety for 
his Safety, when his Courfe turned towards 
the Sea ; the Dread of his perifhing, when 
it was known he had plunged into that mer- 
cilefs Element, alt formed thofe internal 
Workings, which are impoffible to be de- 
tcribed, but I trufr every one felt. When 
we rejoice at his Safety, let us not forget 
thofe Men who were the Means of it. Some 
of them were in Town Yetterday, when fur- 
rounding Crouds liftened with the greateft 
Avidity to their Artlefs Tale. I wifhed for 
the Purfe of a Rumbdld, to reward them for 
the Service they had done. Rome beftowed 
Honours on the Man who faved the Life of a 
Citizen; let Dublin follow her Example-, 
let her Sons, not lefs deficient in Courage, 
be not wanting injGratitude. I therefore hum- 



bly propofe the following Recompence to the 
Crew of the Wherry, belonging to Clontarf, 
who took up Mr. Maguire at the Moment he 
was perifhine:, and fecured him from the 
Jaws of Death : A fmall pecuniary Reward 
fhould be given them ; when Men in their 
Line of Life get Money into their Hands, it 
is feldom properly applied; a more lading 
Benefit to them, will be, to raife by Subfcrin- 
tion a Sum for building a large Fiihing 
Wherry, and furnifh it compjeatly with Nets 
and every neceffary Tackling., Any Noble- 
man or Gentleman may receive the Sub- 
fcriptions, and apply it to the above Purpofe. 
Allow me the Liberty to name the Right 
Hon. William Burton Conyngham, (the Fa- 
ther of our Fifheries in this Kingdom) to 
direa the Application ; it is to be hoped he 
will not decline the pleafing Tank. This 
Mode of Recompence will, in a fmall De- 
gree, be ufeful to the Country, and Reward 
Individuals who deferve it from the Public. 
Enquiry has been made into the Chafers 
of the Crew belonging to the Wherry — the 
Refult is, that they are the moil aaive and 
expert Seamen we have on thisCoaft, feveral 
of them having rowed in the Boat that gained 
the Prize fome Years ago, given by a Gen- 
tleman of this Place. 
May 14, 1785. PHILOP ATRIA. 



For the Hibernian Journal. 

On the late Afcenjton of the Air Balloon. 

|£y Walley Chamb. Oulton, Efq; 
(Author of the Haunted Caftle, &c.) 

NOW fmile Ierne — now rejoice to fee, 
How very great thy youthful Sons can 
be ! 
Behold their Genius bright— their Courage 

true ! . 

In ev*ry Art— their Valour may we view ! 
Tho' diftantfîWWpleas'd znEnglifî Croud, 
And oiLunardih Skill, they fpeak aloud— 
Which, like cur M'G WIRE can fuch Honour 

claim, 
Who in a Moment bought his lading Fame ? 
What Blifs below to fee the Youth above ! 
He gain'd our Pray'rs— defervedly, our Love< 
The wond'ring Numbers gaz'd with vaft De- 
light, 
'Till Tears of Fear and Joy had dimm'd their 

Sight. 
And as the gallant Hero dar'd to rife, 
So was his Name up-lifted to the Skies ! 
He dauntlefs foar'd, and at his Journey's End, 
To brave the Ocean did the Youth defcend ! 
Then fmile Ierne— fmile with Joy to hear, 
Of fuch a brave— Aerial Volunteer. 



THURSDAY March 25, And Positively the LAST DAY. 

Admiffion now Only 'SIX-PENCE. 

Every Perfon in London may now See the 

Grand . AIR BA 

From PARIS, Forty Feet in Circumference, 

At the L T C E U M, S X RAN D. 

rONSTEUR CHEVALIER has the Ko nor of announcing to the Inhabitants of London and 
W,-jtmhJter\ that the GrandlffiroftaticGlobe of the inimorrai Monfieur de MONTGOLFW'K.* 
>• "which has aftoniftied and delighted ;>.\\ Europe, is juft arrived in this Capital from PariC Jf ! 
sts^Progrefs to the Univerfity of Oxford ; and that in order to gratify their Curiofuy» frjis 4r»tt3cWtr 
iubjime, and moil brilliant Spe&acle .wiJl be exhibited to them onlyTrilS DAY andTO-MORRO W * 
before its Removal to Oxford, in the Grand Apartment calied the LYCEUM, Three Doors above 
ExETERr'CHAKGE, in' the Strand, London. 

As Moniieur de MONTGOLFIER ! for tht-Honor of Science, snJ with all the Liberality of a true 
Philofopher! has ordained his AIR BALLOONti> be fhewn to the Engiilh Nation without any Expence 
Moniieur CHEVALIER permits the Domeftic. who has the Honor of iuperintendine it -o receive 

Ô n L Y S I X- P E N C E, ' 

from each Perfon, to defray in Part the Expences é this AoVertifma;, and of the noble and moft commodi- 
ous Apartment . m wh.ch it is exhihted. It 1S taped therefore, that the Learned and tifcc&rfett* (in 
everyRank and fetation in Life) wilLmttantly pto& by this public Notice * 

This brilliant and mod magnificent Spectacle is'doubly Gilt; it contains about Two Thoufand 




.- 1er y is attatched to the Balloo'sw 
being the exact Modei of that which MeffCharta and Robert performed their Aenet Journey in France 
N.B. As it will be fhewn only THIS DAY md TO-MORROW, Comnanv will hi a rfm'ifrt3 
from Nine in the Morning 'till Six at Night. 



%* A beautiful Prbt pf the Balloon, ( with Monficur MONTGOLFIER fill-ng it and explain- 
ing.»; and as it was exhibited before their .Majefties and the Royal Family! ) will b- given eratistà 
«very gttfQii as they çm« the Grand Room, worth the. Money given for AdmuTioa. 

Vive kRoil et h Reine! 



GRAND AIR BALLOON ! from Palis, forty feet in 
17 "2* tsfr~ . circumference. /y^OA 

/TONS. CHEVALIER has the' honour of 

r A. announcing to the Nobleffe of England, that the 
Grand Aerollatic Globe of the immortal Monfieur Mont- 
goli'Ier, which has aftonifhed and delighted all Europe, 
is juft arrived in this capital from Paris, in its prcgrefs to 
the Univerfity of Oxford; and that in order to gratify 
their curiofity, this immenfe, fubhme, and moft brilli- 
ant fpeéhicle, will be exhibited to them This and two 
following Days, before its removal to Oxford, in the 
grand apartment called the Lyceum, three doors above 
Exeter 'Change, in the Strand, London. 

As Monfieur Montgolfier, for the honour of fcience, 
and with all the liberality of a true philofopher, has or- 
dained his Air Balloon to.be fecwii to the Engiifh Nation 
without any expence,, Monfieur Chevalier permits the do- 
meftic, who has the honour of fuperintending it, to re- 
ceive but One Shilling from each perfon, to defray, In part, 
the expences of this advertifmg, and of the noble and moft 
commodious apartment in which it is exhibited. It is 
hoped therefore, that the learned and curious will inftant- 
!y profit by this public notice. 

This brilliant and moft magnificent fpecîacle is doubly 
gilt : it contains about two thoufand gallons of inflamma- 
ble gas, or air ; and the whole exhibits the appearance of 
a huge world, invifibly fufpended by Omnipotence, float- 
ing in the ir.comprehenfible infinity of eternal fpace ! ! ! 

N. B. As the time is ib very fhort, Company will be 
admitted from nine in the morning till five at night. 

%i* A beautiful Print of an Air Balloon, and of Monf. 
de Montgolfier filling it, will be given Gratis. 



By Air Balloons ! — into the Heaven at fteaîfcua ! 1 
We NOW prefume, tho' Earthly Guefts, 7 / iyn/ 
And breathe Imperial Am 1 ''A K/ f 

GRAND AIR BALLOON, from Paris, Forty Feet in 
Circe inference, at the Lyceum, Strand. 

MONSIEUR CHEVALIER has the Honor 
of announcing to the Noblefîê of" England ! tbtt the 
Grand Aeroft tic Globe-of theimmortal M. Mont golf i e«, 
which hasafroriiihed and debghted all Europe, is juft arrived 
m this capital from Paris, in its progrtfs ta the Univerfity of 
Oxford ; and that in order to gratify their curiofity, this ijn- 
menfe, fublimc, and molt brilliant fpecbacle will be exhibited 
to them for a few days, before hi removal to Oxford, in the 
■ Grand Apartment called the LYCEUM, three dcors above 
txercr_- Change, in the Strand, London. As M. Mongol- ' 
fier! f.,r the honor of fcience, and with all the t'ib.iral ty of 
a true Philcfopher \ has ordained his AIR BALLOON to be 
fliewn to the Englifh nation without aay expence, M. Cheva. 
her permits the domtftic, who has the honor of fuperintending 
it,_ to receive but ONE SHILLING from each Perlo.n, to 
defray in part the expences o I this . advertifmg, anJ of the 
noble and moil commodious apartment in which it is exhi- 
bited. It is ho;ed therefore, that the learned and the cu- 
rious wiirinilantiy pr. fit by this public -notice, as it will be 
removed to Oxford in a few days, and contains 1700 gallons 
of inflammabLe gas or air ; and this brilliant fpeclacle is 
.d.mbly overlaid with gold ! the whole exhibits the appear- 
ance of a huge w .rid, invifibly fufpended by Omnipotence ! 
and fioitjrig in tb- incomprehenfible infinity of etesnal 
fpace! ! ! The Balloon being full forty feet in circum- 
ference, if it was in reality what it appears to be, j'olid gold, 
.-it would weigh more than'four millions of pounds. 
• N. !L: As the time is lb ihort, Company will be admitted 
from Nine in the Morning till Five at Night; and as the 
Ballon exhibits a ïir more brilliant fpeclacle by candle- 
light than by day- light, the Lyceum will be illuminated with 
covered Lamps'this and the two fallowing . Evenings, from 
Seven till ten ©'Clock, and the Balloon willl float richly deco- 
rated with artificial flswers. 

Vive le Roi et la Reine ! 



IP ^^^THIS'DAY"ând MONDAY. ty c OL 

Admiffion K _ow only SIX-PENCE. 7 7 
Every Perfon in London may now fee the GRAND AIR 
BALLOON, from Paris, Forty Feet in Circumference. 

MONSIEUR CHEVALIER has the Honor 
of announcing to the Nobleffe of England ! that the 
Grand Aerollatic Globe of theimmortal M. Montgolfier, 
which has afroniihed and delighted all Europe, is arrived in this 
capital from Paris j and that in order to gratify their curiofity, 
this immenfe, fubiinie, and m.ift brilliant fpeclacle will be ex- 
hibited two Days more, in the Grand Apartment called the 
Lyceum, three doors above Exeter.-'Change, Strand,. London. 

This brilliant and.. moft magnificent fpeclacle is doubly 
gilt; it contains about 2000 gallons of inflammable gas, or 
air ; and the wbole'exhibits. the appearance of a huge world, 
invifibly fufpended by Omnipotence, floating in ths incom- 
prehenfible infinity of eternal fpace ! ! ! 

N B. A Print of a Balloon will be given gratis. 

# * # A beautiful Gallery is attached to the Balloon ; an 
exacf model of that in which Meffrs. Charles and Roberts per- 
ormed their aerial journey in France. 



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Admiffion now only ^S I X T PL N C El" ; '_. . 

Every Perfon in London may. now fee : the ' 

GRAND AIR BALLOON !.. from. Paris, forty feet-'b> 

.-, 'circumference.' ;' a - ■ .£:„ . ' 

.(A beautiful Gallery k ; tachedtq the Bali(xm„ the esaât;- 

'model 01 'that in which _ Meffrs. 'Charles., and Robert 

■ performed their setherialexéurfion.fn France,) 

•TV /fON$. CHEVALIER hàs thé honour of 
jLVa announcing to 'the Nobleffe'bf England, that-"the 
Grand Aeroftatic Globe oithe immortal Moufleut Mont- 
golfier, which has aftoniftied arid delighted all Europe^ 
is juft arrived in this capital from Paris, in its progrefsJ,o 
the Univerfity of Oxford; and. that in order tô'gratïfy 
their currolity, this immenfe, "fubiinie, and' 'moft brilli- 
ant fpecbacle, will be exhibited to them This : arid- fwè 
following Days, before its removal to Oxford, 1 , in, the,, 
grand apartment called the Lyceum, three doors atïïjye 
Exeter 'Change, in the Strand, London. . 

As Monfieur Montgolfier, for. the honour "of fcience,' 
and with all the liberality of a' true philofopher; has "or- 
dained his Air Balloon to be, fhewn to the Ehgliih Nation 
without any expence, Monfieur Chevalier permits the do- 
meftic, whoJias the honour of fuperintending^ it, to re- 
ceive the above fum from, each perfon, to defray, in part, 
the expences of this advertifmg, and of the noble amd'moit 
commodious apartment in which it is exhibited. It is 
hoped therefore, that the learned ahdxtirious:will'.inftant- 
ly profit by this public notice. 

This brilliant and moft magnificent fpeclacle is doubly 
gilt : it contains about two thoufand gallons of inflamma- 
ble gas, or air-;' and the. whole exhibits the appearance of 
a huge World, invifibly fufpended by Omnipotence, float- 
ing in the incomprehenfibie infinity of eternal fpace ! ! ! 

Is!. B. As the time is fo very fhort, Company will be 
admitted from nine in the morning till five at night. 

*.,.* A beautiful Print of an Air Balloon, and of Monf. 
de Montgolfier filling it, will be given Gratis. 



LYCEUM, Strand, March 25, 1784. 

MONSIEUR CHEVALIER refpeafully 
informs the Public, that the Exhibition of his Grand 
Axrostatic Globe will certainly clofe To-morrow 
Evening, tke Ro»m in which it is exhibited being lett for 
another purpofe. 

Admiffion now only SIX-PENCE. 

Every Perfon in London may now fee the GRAND AIR 
BALLOON, from Paris, Forty Feet in Circumference, in 
the Grand Apartment called the Lyceum, three doors above 
Exeter -'Change, Strand, London — This brilliant and moft 
magnificent fpeclacle is doubly gilt; it contains about 2000 
gallons of inflammable gas* or air; and the whole exhibits 
the appearance of a huge world, invifibly fufpended by Om- 
nipotence, floating in tht insomprehenfible infinity of eter- 
nal fpace ! ! ! 

N B. A Print of a Balloon will be given gratis. 

# * # A beautiful Gallery is attached to the Balloon ; an 
exact model of that in which Meffrs. Charles and Roberts per- 
formed their aerial Journey in France. 








MACHINE AEROSTATIQUE DE MM** e'aB&E MTÛEAW ET JANNINET 

Cette Machines construite à, l'olseivateire, avait 122, , pieds- de liautetè^. dediametre, salorce total eted environs de 1400 . Millier , On en/it deuecS 
essais, kij.e^2>o. Juiniy84 : dans ce, dernier < f la jalerie portant j. Personnes avee wvZest dejoo? -fut enlevée et auroient èeliapée des mains de^S 




Millij membres de* lAcade'mie des Sciences , Depuis cette expérience on, avoitaug/nenté te capaàte de- ce Italien de- 40. initie pieds Cule ce fui 
donnaient plus de 800. livrées dejorce. La Machine ainsi construite, Jut transporté, au Luocemhowy pour j/ être enlevée pulliquement. le 
n. Juillet à midi' znais plusieurs causes qu'en avoient pus prévoirez et surtout la grande chaleur elles rayons du Soleil gui tît monte le_ ... 7 
Tèrnwmeire à l'air livre, au dessus de 26. déjrés, e/npéclui la Maelune de s'en/ler malgré les p eines , les conseils des Scavants et les di/fereute 
mcyensgue l'on employa , Bientôt après la populace s 'étant introduite dans le Liuvemleurç, dédira le Ballon, Irisa la galerie, l'enceinte, 
les cliaises les instruments 8£ôC t ùrula ce qu'elle ne piut emportée et mis par la les Auteurs hors d'état deremplire leurs engagements envers 
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AI R BALLOON. 

The Public are requeued to take Notice, that a Clear and Entertaining Description 
ôf that wonderful Invention, as it is to be launched and navigated at Chelfea Garden 
by CHEVALIER DE MORET, is given at large in 

BRESLAW's LAST LEGACY, 

Or, The Magical Companion ; 

(PubliJJjed this Day, Price only Eight een-pence.) 

CONTAINING all that is curious, pleafmg, entertaining and comical, feleded from 
the moil celebrated Matters of Deception ; as well with Slight of Hand as with Ma- 
thematical Inventions : including all the various Exhibitions of thofe wonderful Artifts, 
Brefiaw, Sieur Cornus, Jonas, &c. The Interpretation of Dreams, Signification of Moles, &c. 
with a Sele&ion of all the favorite new Songs fung this Seafbn at Vauxhall, &c. Riddles, 
and Bon Motts : The Whole forming a Book of real Knowledge in the Art of Conjuration* 

In which is difplayed the Way to make 

The AIR BALLOON and INFLAMMABLE AIR. 

LONDON: Printed for T. Moore,. No. 33, Pater-nofter Row ; Cavell, Middle Row, Hoi born ; AP Qttaen, 
Exeter 'Change, Strand; Sudbury, Tooley Street, Borough ; Cattermoul, No. 376, Oxford Street 5 Piguenit, 
No. 8, Aldgate ; Egerton, Charing Crofs ; and all other Bookfellers in Town and Country. 

J§t I» this ingenious Performance is more particularly defcribed than in any other Publication of a fimilar Nature, how to 
make the Air Balkfi»^ fo that the Curious may amufe themfelyes and Friends by diTplaying them cither in public or private, 



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EPIGRAM 

©« a Dutch Vtjjel refufing to take up a late Aerial 
Voyager. tyc^S 

BENT ATH the fun nothing, there's nothing that's new;— 
Tho' Solomon (aid it, the maxim's not true— 
A Dutchman, tor inftanc», was heretofore known. 
On lucie intent, and on lucre alone. 
Mynheer is grown honeft — retreats from his prey;— 
Won't pick up e'en § Money, though drop'd in his way. 
§ Major Money, who made the excurfion from Norfolk. 



In July, 1785, Major Money ascended in a balloon 
of his own construction, which unfortunately burst, 
and he was precipitated into the German Ocean. 
Tor five hours he remained in a situation of imminent 
suffering and peril, clinging to the wreck of the 
balloon, by the aid of which he contrived to keep 
himself floating. He was picked up by the Argus 
sloop of war, off the coast of Yarmouth. 




Extratlofa Utter from Siuafham, Sept. 21. 

" We have had a great deal of genteel com- 
paay at our races, and very good fport : the af- 
fembly was the fulleil that has been known for 
many years, and was honoured by the prefence 
of fome of the befl families in the kingdom. 

'« Lord Orford, Major Money, and fome 
other gentlemen, were prefent at the afcenfion 
of aballoon, which was let go in our market- 
place this forenoon. It afcended in a beautiful 
manner, and direded its coàrfe towards Thet- 

ford.» ^wsr 



PEHILOUS SITUATION OF MAJOB MONEY. 





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ma.totr Host's FKBiiiOus situation 

When it' fill into tin- Sea July, 23.176S. ofjF the Cçast of Yarmouth. 







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Voyager. fy r <J 1 S r 

BENE ATH the fun nothing, there's nothing that's new;— 
Tho' Solomon faid it, the maxim's not true— 
A Dutchman, ior inftancs, was heretofore known, 
On lucie Intent, and on lucre alone. 
Mynheer is grown honett — retreats from his prey;— 
Won't pick up e'en § Money, though drop'd in his way. 
§ Major Money, who made the excurfion from Norfolk. 



,' In. July, 1785, Major Money ascended in a balloon 
of his own construction, which unfortunately burst, 
and he was precipitated into the German Ocean. 
For five hours he remained in a situation of imminent 
suffering and peril, clinging to the wreck of the 
balloon, by the aid of which he contrived to keep 
himself floating. He was picked up by the Argus 
sloop of war, off the coast of Yarmouth. 




PERILOUS SITUATION OF MAJOR MONEY. 



E~ x t raft of a Utter from S-ivaffbam, Sept. zi. 

" We have had a great deal of genteel com- 
pany at our races, anil very good fport : the af- 
fembly was the fullelt that has been known for 
many years, and was honoured by the pre fence 
of fome of the beft families in the kingdom. 

" Lord Orford, Major Money, and fome 
other gentlemen, were prefent at the afcenfion 
of aballoon, which was let go in our market- 
place this forenoon. It afcended in a beautiful 
manner, and direded its coàrfe towards The; 

ford." &*r. 



DESCRIPTION OF THE JUBILEE 



HELD IN THE 



THREE PARKS, 

On Monday ) August 1, 1814. 



HE first of August being the Centenary ôf the ac- 
cession of the illustrious House of Brunswick to 
the Throne of England, and the anniversary of the 
glorious Battle of the Nile, was selected as a proper 
day for a National Jubilee in celebration of the Peace. 

The Lawn in St. James's Park,, and the Birdcage- 
walk, were devoted to those who purchased tickets, 
which were sold at 10\s. 6d. each, for the benefit of 
those brave men who were wounded, and the families 
of those who were killed, during the late war. 

Hyde Park and the Green Park (except the space 
railed off for inclosing the Temple of Concord) were 
open to the Public the whole of the day. Notwith- 
standing the immense population thus gathered to- 
gether, so judicious were the arrangements which had 
been adopted, and so extensive the places selected 
for the various exhibitions, that, comparatively, no 
inconvenience of pressure was felt in any of the 
Parks. 

The Royal Booth and Gallery were filled with 
splendour ; and a number of the populace ascended 
the neighbouring trees. The following words were 
inscribed on the Royal Booth : 

FIRST OF AUGUST. 

PEACE. 

CENTENARY OF THE ACCESSION OF THE 

ILLUSTRIOUS HOUSE OF BRUNSWICK. 

NELSON OF THE NILE. 



SMALL BALLOONS. 

Between four and five o'clock an immense number 
of spectators, who were waiting the ascent of the 
large balloon, were agreeably entertained by the ap- 
pearance of a balloon of small dimensions, which 
ascended with great rapidity, and was soon out of 
sight. Another snïall balloon, which, like the for- 
mer, was without a car, or any other appendage, 
amused the assembly for a short time; and the com- 
pany in Hyde Park were at nearly the same time 
amused by the 

FIRST ENGAGEMENT ON THE SERPENTINE, BETWEEN 
AN ENGLISH AND AN AMERICAN FRIGATE. 

The contest continued for some time, and was 
maintained with equal obstinacy on both sides; but 
the American frigate at last struck her colours, and 
the British flag was triumphantly displayed. 

GRAND BALLOON. 

The Grand Balloon was placed in the ground in 
front of the Queen's Palace. The operation of filling 
it commenced as early as nine in the morning; but it 
was not fully inflated till half past five in the evening. 
At twenty minutes past six it was elevated from the 
situation it had- hitherto occupied, with Mr. Sadler, 
junior, in the car, which was extremely splendid, and 
decorated with four beautiful flags. À pleasing calm 
at this time prevailed, and the machine remained a 
short time almost stationary. Here the Aeronaut 
threw out a number of Progammes with small para- 
chutes attached to them, which fell among the spec- 
tators, and were received with eagerness; after which 
he threw out two or three bags of ballast, ascended 
with rapidity, and was out of sight, in a South- 
Easterly direction, in half an hour*. 

• The balloon descended in Mucking Marshes, 16 miles below Graves- 
end; and Mr. Sadler arrived at Buckingham -house at half past three 



SECOND ENGAGEMENT ON THÉ SERPEftTlNE, 

Between eight and nine o'clock the Grand Sea 
Fight took place on the Serpentine, where ships of 
the line in miniature manoeuvred, and where the Bat* 
tie of the Nile was represented, The headmost ship 
of the British line got under way and bore down on 
the starboard tack, and in ten minutes opened her 
fire, which was immediately returned from the French 
line. The British van followed in succession; each 
ship opened its fire as it dropped beside its antago- 
nist, and the combat was sustained without any ob- 
vious advantage for a considerable time; but after 
various manœuvres, and a severe contest, a complete 
victory was gained by the English; and about ten 
minutes before nine the last gun was fired. 

LAMPS AND CHINESE LANTERNS. 

About nine o'clock the lamps and Chinese lanterns 
were lighted; the former were dispersed over the 
lawn in crescents, moons, and stars, elevated a small 
distance from the ground; the latter hung in the 
walks, midway between the trees, and were decorated 
with a great variety of objects, The Bridge* with 
the Pagoda, was soon entirely lighted, and the re- 
flection of the lights gave to the whole Canal the ap- 
pearance of a lake of fire. 

From this time a contest in brilliancy arose be- 
tween the Fortress in the Green Park and the Pagoda 
on the Canal. An incessant variety of wheels and 
stars appeared at intervals on both these structures* 
arid at other times immense flights of rockets rapidly 
succeeded each other, which, after bursting in the 
air, descended in showers of fire* 

At the conclusion of the Fire-works the Grand 
Metamorphosis took place of the Fortress into the 
Temple of Concord, by the removal of all the canvas 
fortifications, thus displaying the Temple, moving 
upon an axis, brilliantly illuminated. 

About twelve o'clock the Pagoda appeared to be 
in flames, and it was soon ascertained that the rockets 
had communicated fire to the building; though seve- 
ral engines were in readiness to meet such an event, 
nearly the whole of that elegant structure, except 
the bridge, was destroyed^. 

o'clock on Tuesday morning, after having encountered more danger 
than any recent aerial traveller within our recollection. It was found, 
previous to his ascension, that the fastening which secures the net-work 
to the valve at the top of the balloon, had by some means been disen- 
gaged, and was held only by a single twine. Mr. S. was advised to de- 
cline his voyage;, but, feeling for the disappointment of the public, 
he was determined to go up, and ascended at the time above-mentioned. 
Mrs. H. Johnstone, who was to have accompanied him, was with diffi- 
culty persuaded to remain behind. Immediately over Woolwich the 
string which fastened the net, as was apprehended, suddenly broke, and 
the main body of the balloon was forced quickly through the aperture, 
nearly 18 feet. Mr. S. to prevent the danger which threatened him, 
caught the pipe at the bottom of the balloon, and by hanging on it and 
the valve line, he prevented the balloon from further escaping. The 
valve, which had for some time resisted every attempt to open it, in 
consequence of being frozen whilst passing through a cloud over Dept- 
ford, at this time gave way, and suffered the gas to escape. A sud- 
den shift of wind carried it about 100 yards over the marshes on the 
Essex side, when the aeronaut seized the opportunity of making a gash 
in the balloon with his knife, which the wind considerably widened, and 
occasioned the escape of the gas in great quantities. He then descend- 
ed with great velocity, and landed in Mucking Marshes, without sus- 
taining any other injury than a slight sprain, in about 40 minutes after 
his departure from the Park. 

•f In consequence of the Pagoda taking fire the following persons 
were hurt, besides the man killed by his fall, William Wood, John Scott, 
James Day, John Taylor, and two others whose names we could not 
learn; they are all fire-workers. Taylor is since dead. 





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On Monday, August 1 5 1814. 



i^HË amusements will begin with the ascent of a 
magnificent balloon, of sufficiently large dimen- 
sions to take up two persons in the car affixed to it: 
it will ascend about five o'clock. Later in the day, 
a smaller balloon, of 20 feet in diameter, will also 
ascend, and a copious display of fire-works, from it, 
be exhibited in the higher regions of the air; it will 
then be made to descend, and, upon its second as- 
cension, another display of brilliant fire-works will 
also take place at a great elevation from the ground. 
Still later in the evening, several other balloons, upon 
a smaller scale, will be dispatched towards the 
clouds, charged with various fire-works, which will 
be seen with effect at a great distance; and after 
these are expended, the hydrogen contained in these 
balloons will be inflamed, and will produce a bril- 
liant appearance, resembling in splendor the most 
striking meteoric phenomena. 

Over the canal has been thrown a beautiful 
Chinese Bridge, upon the centre of which has been 
constructed an elegant and lofty Pagoda, consisting 
of seven pyramidal stories. The pagoda will be 
illuminated with the gas lights; and brilliant fire- 
works, both fixed and missile, will be displayed 
from every division of this lofty Chinese structure. 
Copious and splendid girandoles of rockets will also 
be occasionally displayed from the summit, and from 
other parts of this towering edifice, which will at 
times be so covered with jerbs, Roman candles, and 
pots de brin, as to become in appearance one column 
of brilliant fire. Various smaller temples and co- 
lumns, constructed upon the bridge, will also be 
vividly illuminated; and fixed fire-works of different 
devices, on the balustrade of the bridge, will con- 
tribute to heighten the general effect. 

The canal will also be well provided with hand- 
somely decorated boats, at the disposal of those 
who wish to add this amusement to the numerous 
pleasures of the entertainment. 

The whole margin of the lawn will be surrounded 
with booths for refreshment, which will be illuminated 
in the evening, interspersed with open marquees, 
provided with seats for the accommodation of the 
company. 

The malls of the Park will be illuminated with 
Chinese lanterns, ornamented with picturesque and 
grotesque devices, and every tree will have variegated 
lights intermingled with its foliage. Bands of music 
will be stationed at various distances, and spaces 
will be provided on different parts of the lawn, for 
those who delight in the pleasures of the dance; the 
whole forming a Vauxhall on the most magnificent 
scale. 

In addition to the foregoing list of amusements, 
there will be a fine view of the Royal Booth, and 
of the grand fire-works in the Green Park, which will 
be displayed from a fortress or castle, the ramparts 
of which are 100 feet square, surmounted by a round 
tower in the centre, about 60 feet in diameter, and 
rising to the height of above 50 feet above the ram- 
parts. Four grand changes of fire-works will be 
exhibited from this stupendous castle, the whole 
elevation of which exceeds 90 feet. 



To secure to, every one a complete view of this 
edifice and decorations, notwithstanding its great 
height and dimensions, it is so constructed as to re- 
volve on its centre, so that each side will be suc- 
cessively presented to the spectators. 'The. castle, 
thus exhibiting the appearance of a grand military 
fortification, is intended allegorically to represent 
war, and the discharges of artillery, small arms, 
maroons, &c. may be regarded as descriptive of the 
terrors of a siege. On a sudden this will cease :— in 
the midst of volumes of flames, clouds of smoke, and 
the thunder of artillery, the lofty fortress, the emblem 
of destructive war, is transformed into a beautiful 
temple, the type of glorious peace. The lower and 
quadrangular compartment of the temple is embel- 
lished with Doric columns of porphyry ; the circular 
edifice which surmounts it is decorated with the 
lighter Ionic columns of Sienna marble. The whole 
will be brilliantly illuminated, and adorned with 
allegorical transparencies, executed by the masterly 
pencils of artists of the first eminence. 



Description of the Paintings, forming part of the 
Decorations of the Temple erected in the Green 
Park. 

The upper and lower pictures on each side are connected in sub- 
ject, those beneath being- sequels to the above : they are illustrative of 
the origin and effects of ivar — the deliverance of Europe from tyranny — 
the restoration of the Bourbons by the aid of the Allies—the return of 
peace, and its happy consequences — and the triumph of Britain under 
the government of the Prince Regent. 

On the first side, Strife, as described by the antient poets, is 
represented expeiled from Heaven, sent to excite disséntions among 
men. Jupiter is. seen (accompanied by other divinities) dismissing 
her from above ; and the inhabitants of the earth are Hying, terrified 
at her approach. 

The lower picture represents the effects of her descent. On one 
side, the Cyclops are forging implements of war. 'Mars, in his car, 
driven by Bellona, and hurried on by the Furies, is overturning ali he- 
fore him. In the back ground are seen .towns on fire, and a desolated 
plain. In front are Charity flying in dismay — Truth and Justice quitting 
the earth — and Hope lingering behind. 

The second side represents Europe struggling with Tyranny. He 
is tearing off her diadem, and trampling on her balance; at his feet, 
among emblems of Religion, Justice, &c. Liberty lies prostrate; Wisdom, 
brandishing the fulmen, is descending to the rescue of Europe. 

In the picture beneath, the Genius of France is restoring the 
sceptre to the dynasty of the Bourbons, personified by a female sealed 
on a throne, in a regal mantle, ornamented with fleurs-de-lis. On one 
side of her, Britannia, Spain, and Portugal ; and on the other, Rusna, 
Prussia, Austria, and Sweden, are witnessing the event with delight, 
a group of subjects are expressing their joy and homage, and Genii 
are descending with emblems of Peace, Plenty, Justice, Honour, Liberty, 
Religion, &c. At one end of the composition, Strength is driving out 
Anarchy, Fraud, and Rebellion : at the other end, Victory is 'inscribing 
on a shield the names of the great Commanders of the Allied Powers, 
and Fame is sounding her trumpet. 

On the third side, Peace is* seen in the clouds with her Olive- 
branch; Time looks at her with transport, and the Earth hails her 
return. 

Beneath is represented her Reign, or the renewal of the Golden 
Age. She is surrounded by Plenty, . the rural Deities; Agriculture, 
Commerce, the Arts, Minerva, and the Muses, 

The fourth side displays a colossal "'statue of • the Prince Regent, 
crowned by Victory — Discord is chained by Force to the' pedestal — 
Truth and Justice are returning to Earth— and Britannia is looking up 
to Heaven, with gratitude for the blessings of his Government. 

Below is the triumph of Britain :— Britannia is in a Car of Slate, 
accompanied by Neptune with his trident, and Mars displaying the 
British Standard — Fame and Victory attend upon her — she is preceded 
by Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Fortitude; and followed by the 
Arts, Commerce, Industry, and the domestic Virtues. 



[PRICE TWO-PENCE.] 



<§ratft 3uUltt. f 

ACCOUNT OF THE INTENDED 

Exhibitions in the Parhs, 

JÎCCORJBING TO THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 



PRICE THREE PENCE. 



J_ HESE amusements will begin with the ascent of a mag- 
nifiaient balloon, of sufficiently large dimensions to take up 
two person in the car affixed to it ; it will ascend about 
five o'clock. Later in the day, a smaller balloon of 20 feet 
in diameter, will also ascend, and a copious display of 
fire works, from it, be exhibited in the higher regions of the 
air ; it will then be made to descend ; and upon its second 
ascension, another display of brilliant fire-works will also 
take place at a great elevation from the ground. Still 
later in the evening, several other balloons, upon a smaller 
scale will be dispatched towards the clouds, with various 
fire-works which will be seen with effect at a lofty height ; 
and after these are expended, the hydrogen contained in 
these balloons will be inflamed, and will produce a brilliant 
appearance, resembling in splendor the most striking mete- 
oric phenomena. 

Over the canal has been thrown a beautiful Chinese 
bridge, upon the centre of which has been constructed an 
elegant and lofty pagoda, consisting of seven pyramidal 
stories. The pagoda will be illuminated with the gas lights ; 
and brilliant fire works, both fixed and missile, will be dis- 
played from every division of this lofty Chinese structure. 
Copious and splendid girandoles of rockets will also be oc- 
casionally displayed from the summit, and from the tower- 
ing edifice, which will at all times be so covered with jerbs, 
Roman candles, and pots de brin, as to become in appear- 
ance one column of brilliant fire. Various smaller temples 
and columns, constructed upon the b/idge, will also be 
vividly illuminated ; and fire-works of different devices, on 
the ballustrade of the bridge, will contribute to heighten 
the general effect. 

The canal will also be well provided with handsomely 
decorated boats, at the disposal of those who wish to 
add this amusement to the numerous pleasures of the enter- 
tainment. 

The whole margin of the lawn will be surrounded with 
booths for refreshment, which will be illuminated in the 
evening, interspersed with open marquees, provided with 
seats for the accommodation of the company. 

The malls of the park will be illuminated with Chinese 
lanterns, ornamented with picturesque and grotesque de- 
vices, and every tree will have variegated lights inter- 
mingled with its foliage. Bands of music will be stationed 
at various distances, and spaces will be provided on differ- 
ent parts of the lawns, for those who delight in the plea- 
sures of the dance; the whole forming a Vauxhall on the 
most magnificent scale. 

In addition to the foregoing list of amusements, the pub- 
lic will have a full view of the royal booth, and of the 
grand fireworks in the Green Park, which will be displayed 
from a fortress or castle, the ramparts of which are 100 
feet square, surmounted by a round tower in the centre, 
about sixty feet in diameter, and rising to the height of 
about fifty feet above the ramparts. Four grand changes of 
fire-works will be exhibited from this stupendous castle, 
the whole elevation of which exceeds ninety feet. 

To secure to every one a complete view to this edifice 
and decorations, notwithstanding its great height and di- 
mensions, it is' constructed so as to revolve on its centre, so 
that each side will be successively presented to the assem- 
blage of the company. The castle thus exhibiting the ap- 
pearance of a grand military fortification, is intended alle- 
gorically to represent war, and the discharges of artillery, 
small arms, maroons, &c. may be regarded as descriptive 
of the terrors of a siege. On a sudden this will cease, in 
the midst of volumes of flames, clouds of smoke, and the 
thunder of artillery, the lofty fortress, the emblem of de- 
structive war, is transformed into a beautiful temple, the 
type of glorious peace. The lower and quadrangular com- 
partment of the temple is embellished with Doric columns 
of porphyry ; the circular edifice which surmounts it is de- 
corated with the higher Ionic columns of Sienna marble. — 
The whole will be brilliantly illuminated, and adorned 
with allegorical transparencies, executed by the masterly 
pencils of artists of the first eminence. 



Descriptio?is of the Paintings, which form Part of 
the Decorations of the Temple erected in the 
Green Park. 

The upper and lower pictures on each side are connected 
in subject, those beneath being sequels to the above: they 
are illustrative of the origin and effects of Mar — the deliver- 



ance of Europe from tyranny — the restoration of the 
Bourbons by the aid of the Ailles — the return of peace, 
and its happy consequences — and the triumph of Britain 
under the government of the, Prince Regent. 

On the first side, Strife, as described by the antient 
poets, is represented expelled from Heaven, sent to excite 
dissensions among men. Jupiter is seen (accompanied by 
other divinities) dismissing her from above ; and the inha- 
bitants of the earth are flying, terrified at her approach. 

The lower picture represents the effect of her descent. — 
On one side, the Cyclops are forging implements of war. — 
Mars, in his car driven by Bellona, and hurried on by the 
Furies, is overturning all before him. In the back ground 
are seen towns on fire, and a desolated plain. In front are 
Charity flying in dismay — Truth and Justice quitting the 
earth — and Hope lingering behind. 

The second side represents Europe struggling with Ty- 
ranny. He is tearing off her diadem, and trampling on 
her balance ; at his feet, among emblems of Religion, Jus- 
tice ; &c. Liberty lies prostrate ; Wisdom, brandishing the 
fulmen, is descending to the rescue of Europe. 

In the picture beneath, the Genius of France is restoring 
the sceptre to the dynasty of the Bourbons, personified by 
a female seated on a throne, in a regal mantle, ornamented 
with fluers-de-lis. On one side of her, Britannia, Spain, 
and Portugal ; and on the other, Russia, Prussia, Austria, 
and Sweden, are witnessing the event with delight ; a group 
of subjects are expressing their joy and homage, and Genii 
are descending with emblems of Peace, Plenty, Justice, 
Honour, Liberty, Religion, &c. At one end of the com- 
position, Strength is driving out Anarchy, Fraud, and Re- 
bellion : at the other end, Victory is inscribing on a shield 
the names of the great Commanders of the allied powers, 
and Fame sounding her trumpet. 

On the third side, Peace is seen in the clouds, with her 
olive branch; Time looks at her with transport, and the 
Earth hails her return. 

Beneath is represented her Reign, or the renewal of the 
Golden Age. She is surrounded by Plenty, the rural Dei- 
ties, Agriculture, Commerce, the Arts, Minerva, .and the 
Muses. 

The north side displays a colossal statue of the Prince 
Regent, crowned by Victory — Discord is chained by force 
to the pedestal-— Truth and Justice are returning to Earth 
— and Britannia is looking up to Heaven, with gratitude 
for the blessings of his Government* 

Below is the triumph of Britain. — Britannia is in a car 
of state, accompanied by Neptune with his trident, and 
Mars displaying the British standard — Fame and Victory 
attend upon her— she is preceded by Prudence, Tempe- 
rance, Justice, and Fortitude, and followed by the Arts, 
Commerce, Industry, and the Domestic Virtues. 



The whole of the Green Park, outside the circular fence 
round the Temple, will be open to the public at laro-e, 
where, from the gradual rising of the ground in every pari, 
a most excellent viezv will be obtained of the Temple, and 
in most farts, of the Pagoda and Bridge in St. James's 
Parks. From the Green Park also the people will have a 
communication into the Mall, and up Constitution-hill to 
Hyde Park, where the Naumachia will commence about five 
o'clock in the afternoon. In this representation of a sea- 
fight, the various manœuvres of two hostile fleets zoill be 
practised, with every apparent circumstance of reality, 
such as chasing, forming, and breaking the line, with dis- 
tant and close action ; occasional and heavy cannonading 
and at nightfall the effect of fin-ships on an enemy's fleet, 
will be displayed. After dark grand fire-works zoill be ex- 
hibited on the Terrace of Kensington-gardens, at the Head 
of the Serpentine, zoith the most extensive flights and the 
largest girandoles of rockets, rising from amidst the trees 
in the gardens. A 20 feet balloon zoill also ascend from 
the terrace in the afternoon, from zohich parachutes of va- 
rious forms will be let dozen. — This Park also will be par- 
tially illuminated zoith Chinese lanterns. 

In short, although for the convenience of all classes, tickets 
of admission are allozoed to be purchased for the enclo- 
sure of St. James's Park, still those persons zoho do not 
feel inclined, oi* may not be able to afford the purchase of 
tickets, zoill in fact have full jwssession of trco Parks out 
of three, and a viezo of the third, and zoill flnd also that 
equal attention has beeli paid to their amusement, security 
comforts and taste. 



Briscoe, Printer. \5, Angel Street, London. 



European Aeronautical Society. 



îPit ©agir, 

160 feet long, 50 feet high, 40 feet wide, 

MANNBID BIT A CREW OP 17, 

Constructed for establishing direct Communications between the several 

CAPITALS OP EUROPE. 

The First Experiment of this New System of 

IAL NAYIOATION 

WILL BE MADE FROM 

London to Paris and back again. 

May be Viewed from Eight in the Morning till Dusk, in the Dock Yard of the Society, at the 
entrance of Kensington, Victoria Road, facing Kensington Garden», near the First Turnpike from 
Hyde Park Corner. 

ADMITTANCE, ONE SHILLING. 

No Public Admission, nor any Money taken at the Doors on Sundays; Members of the Society 
being admitted alone to visit privately the Premises on that day in the Company of their Friends, 

Every Yearly Subscriber is a Member of the Society ; and, as such, entitled to Free Admission 
with Two Friends for the whole Year, Sundays and Holidays included. 

The same Members of the Society have reserved Seats kept for them and their Friends without 
any Charge in the First Circle of the Ring, at every public or private Experiment. 

In the three First Voyages none but Yearly Subscribers will be admitted as Passeng-ers on Board, 

As many of them as the AERIAL SHIP can safely convey will enjoy a Free Passage 

Subscription for the Year, Two Guineas. 

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aeronaut, is now at Cheltenham, and intends ascend- 
ing from that place in the course of a. week or two. 
He has unquestionably with him one of the largest 
balloons in the world, by which he propos crossing 
St. George's Channel from Ireland, very shortly, 
and which, we are informed, is capable of carding' 
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Tht» ascent of Mr. Sadler in his bal to on-, from 
Cheltenham, is fixed for the 6th of September. He 
intends to dispatch, when a mile from the earth, a 
parachute, to Show his - improvement on that in- 
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MR. SADLER'S BALLOON. 

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Cheltenham, September 8. 
This celebrated yEronaut has for some time past 
been exhibiting, at Cheltenham, the grand Balloon 
with which he some time back ascended from Dublin, 
for the purpose of crossing the St. George's Channel' 
to Liverpool, hut at length descended in the sea, 
without being enabled to pass over, as be had in- 
tended. Various times had been mentioned as fixed 
on for an ascent from Cheltenham. Monday, the 
6th of September, was at length determined on by 
Mr. Sadler, and the Gentlemen who had formed a 
Committee at this fashionable resort, for aiding him 
With their patronage, and the place appointed was 
the New Railway Wharf, near the turnpike, on the 
Gloucester Road, which contains an area of nearly 
two acres, surrounded by a high stone wall, and ad- 
mirably calculated for the reception of the numerous 
company who might he desirous of being present, 
and round the part appropriated to the filling of the 
Balloon were erected seats capable of containing a 
thousand persons ; the tickets for which were distri- 
buted at half a guinea each, and five shillings each to 
such as might choose to enter the area without par- 
taking of a seat. For a week before the day ap- 
pointed, every chaise, carriage, and horse, for near 
thirty miles round the country were engaged, and 
not a bed was left unengaged. The morning ot 
Monday, the 6th, proved, unfortunately, extremely 
wet and stormy, but before ten o'clock the town of 
Cheltenham was filled with carriages of every descrip- 
tion, loaded with passengers, and the throng ot horse- 
men and pedestrians tilled the streets. Every inn and 
lodging in the place was completely inundated, and 
thousands were obliged to remain in the streets te 
abide the peliings of the pitiless storm. At ten, Mr. 
Sadler informed the Public, by handbills, that the 
ascension was postponed to Friday, on account of 
the badness of the weather, which produced so much 
murmuring and apprehension of mischief, that shortly 
afterwards it was announced that he would ascend on 
the following day, at one o'clock. Much of the dis- 
appointed company returned home, not being able to 
procure beds, or even a dinner ; and many who re- 
mained, passed the night in postchaises and other car-' 
liages, while others thought themselves fortunate to 
procure beds at a guinea each. 

On Tuesday, the day proving more favourable, but 
showery, the process of filling the Balloon com- 
menced, attended by an immense concourse of people, 
though by no means so numerous as oh the preceding 
day. The Balloon, however, was not filled with gas 
so soon m expected, and in fact was not sufficiently 
inflated for taking up Mr. Sadler, sen. ; accordingly, 
at half past four, his son, a -youth of eighteen, en- 
tered the car, and shortly afterwards ascended, amid 
the acclamations of thé spectators, which were cal- 
culated, at least, at twenty thousand. He winged 
his aerial flight with awful grandeur over Clusen 
Cloud-hill, taking an east north-east direction, and in 
forty-five minutes disappeared in the. clouds. After 
being lost, and again restored to the .sight of the 
gazing multitude at intervals by the passing clouds, it 
appears he descended in safety near Chipping Norton, 
about thirty miles from hence, and has this dav, about 
three o'clock, returned to Cheltenham, making his 
triumphal entry, with his Balloon and Car, in a car- 
riage drawn by four horses, and escorted by a baud of 
music, welcomed by the warm congratulations of the 
Public. 



On Tuesday last, the son of Mr. Sadler, the cele- 
brated aeronaut, a youth of 16 years of age, ascend- 
ed in his father's balloon, at Cheltenham, in the pre- 
sence of an immense concourse of spectators ; and, 
after a pleasant voyage of one hour and five minutes, 
landed safe in a field, a short distance from Chipping 
Norton. AM '<->, Mb 



Chipping Norton-, Sfpt. •/. — Sadler is just ai> 
rived at Chadlington, about half past six o'clock this 
evening, about three miles' froni Chipping Norton, 
and had » post-chaise and four from the. White Hart, 
to convey him to Oxford. He ascended from Chel- 
tenham about five o'clock in the afternoon of Tuesday.. 
and arrived at the above pluce about half past six, as 
I observed before. I have only time t« write this 
scrawl, as the mail 'is just setting out. The messen- 
ger that came for the chaise states, that Sadler and 
ike balloon alighted all safe a ad well. 



MR. SADLER'S JSCF.NSIQN AT 
NOTTINGHAM. /0I ' 

„ . \ ,< Nottingham, N T ov. 2. 

J he vast population of this town, and the great 
number of visitants that flocked in, from the dis- 
tance of one to twenty miles, were yesterday grati- 
fied with one of the most graceful and majestic 
sights which the eye ever beheld, or the imagination 
can conceive. 

According to promise, Mr. Sabler caused a fla* 
to be hoisted on the top of St. Mary's lofty -tower* 
early in the forenoon, as a signal of his as- 
cension on 1 that day ; and, about eleven o'clock 
he began to inllate his balloon, which was 
ready for ascension at a quarter before three • 
which, being somewhat later than had been 
proposed, caused almost every heart to palpitate 
with the fear of disappointment, particularly when 
the late failure at Derby was fresh in every one's re- 
collection The day was unusually fine, consider- 
ing the season of the year, until about a quarter 
past two, when a smart shower fell; but without 
having the effect of driving any one from the 
ground:— it ceased— the wind fell— the face of 
Heaven presented an almost cloudless aspect— the bal- 
loon rose in a state of majesty, which filled every be- 
holder with astonishment and silent admiration ; Mr. 
Sadler waving his hat and flag as he passed over 
the crowd, with the most graceful composure. The 
balloon todk a south-eastern direction, and, owing 
to the favourable state of the weather, it remained in 
sight forty-six minutes ; the lengest time which any 
balloon ever remained in sight from the time of its 
ascension. After about an hour's voyage the ve- 
nerable aeronaut descended, about four miles from 
Stamford, where Lord Lonsdale was out with his 
hounds, without sustaining the smallest accident; — 
A Lady furnished him with a coach, which carried 
him to Grautham, where he slept ; and arrived, with 
a postchaise-and-four, with his car upon it, at twelve 
o'clock this day, in this town, where he was greeted 
with the acclamation of thousands, that were anxious- 
ly waiting his return. 



| Mr. Sabler. — This celebrated aeronaut, whose 1 
hazardous attempt to cross the Irish Channel in his ! 
j balloon, excited so much attention during the last! 
I summer, and whose sufferings in that perilous ad- I 
I venture created such universal commiseration, quit- 
ted town yesterday, on his way to Dublin, to re- 
, deem the pledge which he gave to the inhabitants of 
that hospitable city, of once more endeavouring to 
effect that hitherto unequalled aerial journey. It is 
understood that he will again ascend from the lawn 
of Mr. C. Beresford's house, near Dublin, from 
i whence he took his former departure. It may be 
j recollected, that both the balloon and car used in 
| his last ascent, were totally destroyed. During the 
winter and present spring, lie has been industriously 
! employed in repairing this loss, and in preparing a 
new and splendid Vehiele,whic» s , in point of size and 
J elegance, exceeds any thing that has hitherto been 
exhibited. The car is of a truly classic description ; 
and in shape, colour, and decoratious, is appro- 
priate to the country from whence our veteran is to 
| commence his lofty career. Mr. S. has but lately re- 
| covered from a serious indisposition, and we learn 
j that some of his friends expressed a wish that he 
: should defer his voyage to another period. He was 
j determined, however, to keep faith with his Hiber- 
j'nian friends, and with his son and daughter, has re- 
I paired to their friendly shores. /^/3 



When Sadler ascended with Mr. Wykdham, . 
some years ago, from Moulsey Hum, the ballcon 
took its course towards the North Foreland, and 
th* daring aeronaut was anxious to proceed, having 
provisions for two moi "hs. Mr. Wyndham ve- 
hemently opposed the proposition, and insisted on 
the machine being lowered. The adventurers w*re 
fast approaching the ocean, and Sadler insisted 
on Mr. Wyndham putting on a life-preserver of 
his own invention. A. generous conflict now en- 
sued, there feeing only one ; but Sadler's impor- 
tunity at length prevailed, on the assurance that 
he himself was a dexterous swimmer. The bal- 
loon, however, descended on terra firnni, and it 
was a long time ere Mr, Wyndham discovered 
that Sadler, so far from being as expert in the 
wtfer as in ihe air, had never, in Jus life ventured 
out of his depth. 2<^A-*c^c ft/J f pf 



I ftJ?»V U r ! "T asce " 9 L 0n , f ! f Sadler's Balloon will take place 
| from the Gardens of Burlington. House, on Friday next, a* ad 
▼ertwedin all the newspapers, and it may be expected to afford 
nrLS T a ^ fiCCnt Snt l S** if y ia e pelade that was ever 
presented to the eye of man, in celebratio» of the ban- 
gle* a^a of our days. The scientific and intrepid Enterpriser 
has been sanctioned in his present project by several illustrious 
characters, whose wisdom and humanity have taken every ne 
cessary precaution to prevent the mischief usually attendant 
on the naturally eager curiosity of the public, by providing 
a spacious and commodious plot of ground for the preparations 
and ascens.on, properly protected and rendered admissible only 
to the number of persons it will conveniently hold, without de- 
priving the public at large from contemplating so magnificent a 
scene, which, it may be presumed, will be worthy of the glorious 
occasion of celebrating the deliverance of Europe, established bv 
the magnanimous perseverance of the British nation. It is calcu- 
lated that the ground ofavension is spacious enough to contain 
six thousand persons, but tickets of admission will be' issued 
only for three thousand. The surrounding and adjacent pre- 
mises and country will afford a perfect view of its rise and pro- 
gress The descent m iy probably be witnessed within the en- 
, yvrons of Pans. sh0 u'd the wind blow North East by North nd 
■ m that case it wo, k! , no doubt, be hailed as fee harbinger of a- 
| «bd peace between the two eotmtries. ^ ^ ^ %™ 



SAD LEU S BALLOON, J^/r./s/i, 
ïesterday afforded one of l hose exhibil wMeh i% 

equally calculated to gratify all orders of society., Tta 
beauty, Ihe majestic motion, . aud the spirit of riven, 
tare, connected with a ba&xra, i:uturally aitr; 
multitude,whiK> wvn of science may not unworthily ad- ■ 
mire t|ie skill and- ;) prepare this . fà£ï\xr'.n&$ 

chine for ihe c on ma ..:' an denied that seeors of *l'I' 
others the most fcicoiui 'liable. Bui 
the spot appointed for i(s display, ballwrç » 

was to have ascended at one o'clock. A consider- 
aide number of persons of rank were pri 
that time, and it was rapidly heated by inéai 
silk tubes, connected with the brass eondhcit 
the gas vessels. As it swelled,, its shu< 
became mpre discernible, and it assumed the form i ' \ 
pear. The dark and dusky hue of the day pre 
die full display which sunshine would have given, and 
evep more decoration «light not have been unsuitable; but 
it was handsomely painted with figures of the eardin .■ 
virtues in compartments of coiurm:s,thei:pper part striped 
with pale orange, and Hie lower resembling clouds. The 
vats from which the «as issued were of a large size, 
probably ten feet 'high, unremiltiiigly pouring out fe 
stream pf vapour in a state which required the constanE 
effusjpp »f cold waler to keep ihe conductors from vio- 
lent heating. Theconipauy,whohadby this time increase 
ed, were in the course of their inspection interrupted bx 
slight showers, which drove them under the porticos, 
The Puke of Devonshire at length ordered the doors 
of Burlington-house to be thrown open for the Ladies 
of his acquaintance., and the windows V vere quickly 
filled, Some inconvenience took place in the court ho in 
anxiety to .see the process of filling thy balloon as 
it drew towards its close, and a scaffold, carelessly con- 
strupted, gave way, with from twenty to thirty persons 
upon it. However, as it was but a few fret from the 
ground, this catastrophe produced nothing beyond £ 
general laugh at the sufferers, who were thus sudden- 
ly thrown from the best into the worst situation of the 
assemblage? It now approached three o'clock, aprj thp 
impatience of the cognoscenti was only to he satisfied 
by its being announced that the ascent 'only waited far 
the Duke of York's presence, who was expected, «n<4 
as it was rumoured, with the Duke ' pf Wellinjtoa, 
At three flip lillia» was completed, and the bajloon 
removed from ihe angle pf the court where- the opera- 
tion was performed to the centre. All the prepa ra- 
tions tor the tram it were now made : grapnels^ pro- 
visions,, flap pel wrappers, sand-bags, apd "mathematical 
instruments, were crowded together hi the bottom 
of the car, and Mr. Sadler and his sop --oj i« r , 
The car useif was a slight construction of pork 
and wicker-woik, painted with tlie Royal arms, aaui 
with British flags at the ends. The pressure i)o\y 
dtew back, and thesjgpal was made for jooseniug the 
last cprd, which connected them with thispetjier world, 
At-3 quarter past three, the balloon rose, amid shout> 
from the pourt, and 'the immense multitude ruthr 
out, who now for the first time hgd n view of it 
It rose slowly, moving towards tlie east • it seemed l« 
rest upon the bosom of the air ; there jv 15 i?ot a hreatty 
of wind, and eyen the loud and tumultuous cry pf po- 
pular surprise was subdued in the strong curiosity that 
followed a motion pf such palm an4 stately gfa;/? 
deur. A slight shower fell ; a cloud seemed tp 
darken round it; and i» a moment a fier, it was lost fp Ihe. 
thousands oi eyes that strained after its /light from Jb,e 
streets, and wall», and roofs, timiughoiU the whole ex- 
tern of Loudon. £xhibiiios!s of this nature can sparser 
ly be lucrative, from the feeble i^lcres! u.naphed to al| 
of them that takes place before the bal too 6 riv—, 
apd the .facility of 'enjoying all that occurs afier 
it has quitted the ground. The raijge of JPk;- 
cadillv, arid every house which .commanded ,. 
court of Burlipgtotj-house, were crowded xvitii t'. < 
who contributed nothing to the emolymeni 
artist • and wl'en it once towered a hove the -, ! 
display was beyond all limit .or restraint 
is yet "too much ingenuity and persévérant m fire pei; 
son who lias undertaken these hazardous 
not to make it desirable that his profit Sfb,o.uid b'e >. 
/eponipense for his danger. 



Yesterday, Mr.SADLKit obtained permission from . 
the Duke of Devonshire to reascend from Bur- 
lington House again on Friday nifix», when, we un- 
derstand, a young lady is expected to ascend with 



Mr. Sadler, theiâ^ronaur, is preparing for another 
voyage at Birmingham,' in the ensuing spring. In 
«Consequence of the accident which happened to him 
on his last ascension, li'-i has been confined for up- 
wards of three month's to his room. He has, how- 
ever, adnpted precautions against a similar ..misfor- 
tune. His new balloon is perfectly globular, and 

.about 22 feet in diameter, and the improvement 
consists in a reticulated .texture woven in along 
with the silk, of which it is composed, to prevent 
bursting. It is calculated only for the ascension of 
one person. He is also engaged in the completion 
of a magnificent balloon for the entertainment.of the 

. people, of Dublin, which place he intends visiting, in 
the summer. 



Mr. Sadler, the celebrated Aeronaut, left towa 
yesterday for Birmingham, from whence he intends 
to make his twenty-second ascent in the course of a 
few weeks* &^t^ /?• /</?/JL 



mr. sjp LEfrs Balloon. 

Mr. Sadler, the celebrated aeronaut, intends to 
make his twenty-second ascent from Birmingham in 
the course of a few weeks. Iu consequence of the 
total destruction of the balloon by which he last took 
his aerial flight, he has had an entire new one manu- 
factured, which, in point of beauty and strength, far 
exceeds any by which he has hitherto ascended. — It 
is of a spherical form, and made of the best lu- 
string silk, wifh an interior net-work woven in its 
texture, by which additional security is given, and 
the possibility of bursting or being torn, in a great 
measure guarded against. When inflated, it presents 
a beautiful appearance, being composed of alternate 
stripes of crimson and white, which are connected, 
in thee entre, by a zone of gold colour. The car is 
also extremely rich, as well in its decorations as in 
the classic taste of its design. Its shape is oval, and 
the colour of its side is a deep crimson, while on the 
bottom is represented, with great correctness, two 
shells of the Nautilus, which, rising from the base 
and spreading their extended edges towards each end 
of the car, seem to screen it from external injury • 
above these are festoons of back foliage and gilt 
acorns, looped in a fanciful manner by the beaks of 
eagles; the upper pannels are rendered particularly 
elegant by the insertion of a brass fret-work railiiW 
bordered with a crimson beading, studded with bril- 
liant stars, and at each end is a piume of feathers 
formed of drap d'or, and confined by semi-crowns 
set with mock jewels. The interior is lined with 
yellow cotton cushions, and there are two seats 
lived, under which are small lockers for containing 
ballast, and the necessary provisions and apparatus 
for the voyage. 

This splendid vehicle is attached by six gilt ropes 
to tho base of a dome, in the embellishments of 
which neither expense or pains have been spared ; it 
is formed of crimson silk, intersected with spiral 
lines of goldcd twist, and studded with silver stars. 
At the top is a rich crown, beautifully ornamented 
with mock jewellery, and around the base is a wreath 
of laurel, below which hangs a luxuriant drapery of 
crimson and yellow lustring trimmed with gold 
fringe and tassels, forming altogether as splendid an 
object as can well be conceived. A net-work of 
strong cord will, as usual, go over the balloon, to 
which the car will be affixed by twenty strings. 



'tc^ /. 



:M 



MR. SADLER AND HIS AIR BALLOON. 



This celebrated Aeronaut .made his twenty -third 
aerial .excursion, from Manchester, on Mo rid y 
last. Early in the morning crowds of people fro'fli 
every part of the neighbourhood of Mancluster 
were .seen hastening to town. By eleven O'clock 
it bad nearly doubted its accus-tomary population 
and soon after every avenue to Mr. Higgiubo- 
tham's rope-yard, became uncomfortably crowded, 
Every window which looked towards the scene of 
preparation, no matter whether intervening-' build- 
ings obstructed the sight or not, was taken pos- 
session of. Every house-top was crowded with 
adventurous spectators, who wished-, in some de- 
gree, to emulate the Aeronaut by getting as near 
to the clouds as possible. Men, women, and 
children, were perched aloft, as if all apprehen- 
sion of danger was laid aside for the day. . 

About eleven o'clock the apparatus for filling 
the balloon was set to work, in Mr. Higgin- 
botham's rope-yard, at Shùde-hill', a place admi- 
rably adapted for the purpose, being sufficiently 
capacious the purpose, and for the numerous a*}(I 
highly- respectable company which assemble?! on 
the occasion, and, being walled round, enable^ 
riv. S-dler to secure, in the entrance-men»::*.*.. 
something to Wards a remuneration for the great 
expence (putting all personal risk out of the ques- 
tion) whichhe must necessarily have incurred. — 
AVe know not what number of persons were within 
e apprehend they were not far 
"6 thousand, ad apparently gratified in 
the preparation, for what thirty years ago 
:-emed an impossibility — making an invisiMi 
- to tiie powers of man, and c 
vcy him through the wide* expanse of the visible 5 

At fifteen minutes past one o'clock, F. M. 

gutr was tired : at t-ventyw. t cue, 

the Pilot (a small paper balloon) was let o 
ascertain the direction of the wind. This 
been rather too long inflated, and being made of 
nothing but oiled paper, was easily rent, and a 
considerable part of the gas had escaped before it 
vvas .liberated, it therefore soon dropped, and was 
picked up in Newton-lane. Meantime anxiely 
ripened almost into impatience, whilst the greaà 
balloon, which was " to ride in the bosom of 
air," between heaven and earth, was affixed to 
the car in which Mr. Sadler was to commit him- 
self to the mercy of the wheels. At last every pre- 
parative was accomplished, the extra ballast re- 
moved, his grappling irons, his provision basket, 
Ids barometer and telescope, and flags were load- 
ed, and the veferan voyager of the skies took his 
place in the car. At forty minutes past one, P.M. 

lioon was loosed by the spectators, who had 
ted to detain it — and it majestically arose 
amidst the shouts of all the spectators in the 
Ropery, echoed by the two hand: •■ id per- 

sons, who are supposed to bi 'led on this 

occasion, on the outside of the yard. 



_ The balloon took an easterly night, ami nearly 
in the direction of that in which, twenty- 
years ago, Mr. Sadler made.his second assent fro® 
that town. •* 

About three o'clock the parachnt^ with a 
basket containing a eat, which Mr. Sadler had 
dropped irom the balloon on its passage, was 
brought to town. It had fallen in the vicinity of 
* airfield Poor pussy was perfectly free from any 
wound Whatever, notwithstanding the height from 
which she had been precipitated;. 

We are happy to state that the veteran aeronaut 
oonciuded 3ns — 

" Baring journey th^p' a tracfâess space," 
in forty-eight minutes, and descended in perfe t 
safety about six miles east of Sheffield. 



MR. SADLER'S TWENTY-THIRD VOYAGE 

< a'«? J. /B/Z. . a®»— __ , 

The experienced Aeronaut, Mr. Sadler, eratiue 
the inhabitants of Manchester and its neighbour- 
hood on Monday Jast, by making his twenty-third 
aeitt. 1 voyage tro.n that place. The spot selected hv 
n.n for that purpose, was one peculiarly well suited 
ton m ad respects namely, the Rope-yard of Mr 
i-ggmootham at Shade Hill. The day was ex- 
remely lavouraole, and the concourse ef people col- 
ected together -exceeded 100,000. At forty routes 
past one P M. the cords which confined the Walloon 
were loosed, and the adventurous voya-er pom 
nutted himself to the mercy of the winds, amidst thé 
shoa-ts and acclamations Of an admiring mu titude 
lue balloon took an easterly d.rection, nearly the saisi 
as that taciea by Mr. Sadler in hissecoud ascent from this 
place twenry-seren years ago; and, after remaining 
HI the regions or the air forty-eight mimr.es, he de- 
scendea at a village about six miles to the East oi 
oberireld. A post-chaise was immediately procured 
upon the top ot which the balloon and car were depo- 
sited, ai: d he set off, with all convenient speed, on hi, 
ret urn to Manchester, to receive the oangratylation of 
ms numerous friends upon bis once more reaching 
terra Jirma ia safety. ° 



LIVERPOOL. 
ASCENT OF MM. SADLER. 



/8/X. 



Mr. Sadler, the celebrated rcronaut, made his 
twenty-third ascent into the regions of air, from 
Mr. Davenport's rope-walk, Shude-hill, Man- 
chester, on Tuesday, about one o'clock, amid the 
acclamations of an immense concourse of spectators, 
and after a voyage of about three-quarters of an 

J bour, descended at Damfilskj in the vicinity of 

I Bradfield. J^£ f- /Z/Z~ 



. — ,-- ~w — i-— »! y^/z 

M-i. SADLER AJSO BIS A/X BALLOOIS. 

This celebrated Aeronaut made his twenty-third 
aerial txeursKm, from Manchester, otwMonday l<jst. 

About eleven o'clock the apparatus for filling the 
balltnu wadset to wot k, in Mr. Uiggmbuthaui's 
rope-yard, at Shude-hill, 

At lifteen minutes past o ne o'clock, p.m. the 
Btjgual gun *a» fired ; at twenty minutes past one, 
'dot (a small paper balloon) was let off,, 10 
tarn the direction of the wind. This had 
been rather too long inflated, and being made of 
nothing but 'oiled paper, was easily sent, and a 
'considerable part of the gas had escaped before it 
was liberated, it therefore boon dropped, and was 
picked up iti Newton-Lane. Meantime anxiety 
ripened almost into impatience, whilst the great 
balloon* which was »! to "ide in the bosom of the 
air," between heaven and e«ftb> was affixed to 
the car in which Mr. Sadler was to commit him- 
self to the mercy or the winds. At last every pre- 
parative was accomplished, the extra ballast re- 
moved, his grappling irons, his provision basket, 
his barometer and telescope, und Sags were loaded, 
and the veteran voyager of the sktea took his place 
in the car. At forty minutes past one, p. m. the 
balloon was loosed by the spectators, who had as- 
sisted to detain it—and it majestically arose amidst 
the shouts of ail the spectators io the Ropery, 
echoed by the two hundred thousand person*,, who 
are supposed to diave assembled on tins occasion, on 
the outside of the yard. 

The Balloon took an easterly flight, and nearly 
in the direction of that in which, twenty-seven 
years ago, Mr. Sadler made his second assent from 
that town. ~ 

A bout4k*e# o'clock the parachute, with a basket 
containing a cat, which Mr. Sadler had dropped 
from the Balloon on its passage, was brought to 
town, it had fallen in the vicinity of v Fairfield. — 
Poor pussy was perfectly free from any wound what- 
ever, notwithstanding the height from which she 
bad been precipitated. • 

We are hippy to state that the veteran YEronaut 
Co a c 1 u d e d hi s — J*j^Cy Ç. /t/*?.^ 

" Daring jo-irney thro' a IraçUess space," 
in forty-eight minutes, and descended in perfect 
Safety about six miles eas f of Sheffield. 



Thunder has long been the established npolcg' 
for had ale. Another apology was found out oi 
WetkneadteYj by an honest publican at Ashton, nea 
Manchester:— A customer, calling for a pint of a!" 
observed, " ft was sour and muddy :" when Boni 
fnce,' the landlord, exclaimed, " Aye, it is all ow- 
ing to that darnne d_S.A.nLt;n — since he wevj over us, 
on Monday, we've bad no good ale i' Ashton ! ;> 



Wednesday Afh :■■ hwow, August 11. 
This afternoon the inlnddtants of tîus hïtvn wJre 
grat.faed with life fong-expected ascent of tin, 
rable and intrepid aeronaut, rêverai hours Ut-rote the 
time fixed for the ascension, crowds of h-o. de had 
occnpied all the lanes and avenues haling h, the 
ground, which was a convenient enclosed field, near 
St. Domingo, about a mile and a half from the town. 
At twelve the tow* was nearly deserted, and the^lmps 
being almost universally shut," it wore the aspect of a 
Sunday, with scarcely a person in the streeis. To 
such a complete solitude the town.it may he confi- 
dently saul, w; s never before rednc-d, on 'a,y occa- 
sion. The balloon was inflated, within the em 
area, which was ptu-:idoned off iato three division*, 
for the admission of spectators, at fixed prices. Here 
upwards of" two tho(,sa:;d persons were a>se:)d>:jd j 
hut the number of persons in the adjoining lanes and 
fields it is impo sible to compute. An assemblage sr> 
vast, pei h ps, was never before collected in f-his-neVh- 
bourhood. Idie opemdou of fiiiing die balloon cmn- 
mcn?cd about ten o'clock, in which Mr. .Sadler was 
greatly assisted by the scientific skill ami the activité 
of Mr. Pe;er Clare, of Manchester. The Gentlemen 
forming the Committee of Sup, t i.iteiideuce also con- 
tiibuted their exert, ona. 

After the balloon was inflated", the'ear was attached 
t> it, and Mr. Sadler placed himself in his airy vehicle 
aiiudst the acclainatdons of the spectalnrs. The Gen- 
tlemen surroiindlrg the c;ir then shook his hand, and 
the UiagnifJcesVt Htftclrine sWn*E)«mtcdi the walls of (he 
■ a .' e '■ Hi ; <! hec:one vis bio to the m iltirn'dps on the out- 
-r:e. / s usual, the aerial traveller was sainted with 
hearty bursts of hv.iz \s from innumerable voices, -and 
:h; compliment was returned by the constant *vaviu> 
Of a flag, alternately on each side the car. 

The ascent, which took place at ball past two, wns 
sublime; not rapid, but deliberate and giaceful j ex- 
hibiting the beaut, ful pre portions oil the 'wh de vehicle, 
and the decor.. i j.ais or (lie car. î:'o hes tirjRg r, as the 
ascent, that tlte speetators \wv<2 fj.rmitied' b\ the 
L'alioon hovering over thcio at a very low ciei 
lor a considerable tiiti-, after which it gently expa- 
tiated info tiie immensity (f space. The wind took 
«he aeronaut id a so.iith-e.iSt direction towards Koows- 
iey P. rk ; bet as it was not Mr. S.a'dh.'r's inten ion t> 
travel far, he attained bis highest altitude in 
twenty minutes, at ft Inch rirhe the : -If was 

reduced .to a v; ry -doidnntive sis •, and the e, 
totally ihv] ode. In his aswi.t the inwHrr poured 
out one of his bags of s :nd. and rtrè stream o; ixhlte 
particles ^jiiterlm: in the s'nn in its- .decent h 
pretty effect. The *ky being cloudless, the red* ( 
of the sua upon tiTt? vai nCheil siih and b.i.ur as w«b 
■dso pieasiag it \< ouid have added to tie- ■ merest 
o-f the spectacle had a few iight cloud-; lee, thitine; 
•h .oaigh the ficTds of air in the track of- rh" U.diotJtif 
) t the gratification \v,as too urea*, in fact, to.'dllowa 
ih to call m H-eaid of tiucy to picturean ideal which 
might have been more so. 

in about: twenty minutes, tiie approach of the bal- 
1 lou to the earîb whs apparent, and tiie descent yrt 
^ .radual . n I majestic, till oil a very near aiVproTaeb t 
j the errth, more b'dl i.st wis tbrov/n out, when th 
;'>d:o,napai i ascended, bat tpdcHy rcs'-med its down 
j w r.l moilan, oid we 'ost sigîi't of ,t aHaongst rhe trees 
j in the di recti >u wj ï" T ç?t Derby, and we suppose tb 
J.ictuii descent to have taken plate in the neighbour 
h.olor Knqwsîey 1'avk, and about fouw miles iroi. 
; ths place of ascent. — JLimrpocl Courir. 



• „■ iVH. SAD LEWS A « h I AL IV FAG E. 

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Dunu.v, Oct. 1. — This day Mr. Sadler ascended 
with his balloon from Dromcoudra House, one mile 
north of Dublin, precisely at one o'clock, imme- 
diately upon cutting (he cord, by her Grace the 
Dachessof llrciiMONo, which retained the machinery 
u\-ed to the earth, it arose in a most majestic stvle • 
having gained a considerable height, it turned threu 
or four tim^s round in the air as upon an axis vertical 
to the earth; it then took a course nearly north-east, 
and in twenty minutes, having passed over Larnbav, 
was lost to (lie sight. Upon the balloon first rising 
above the Dees and houses a cannon was fired, the 
report of which was repeated by others quite at the 
edge of the water ; (his was to. give notice to the in- 
numerable boats and vessels that were avery where 
spread on the sea in his supposed track, to be atten- 
tive lest any accident should render their aid aeÇes. 
s'iry. Never was there ûuer weather, and never Was 
tlrv population of an immense city more highly gra- 
tified. 

Liverpool, Oct. 2. — Mr. Sadler's arrival from 
Ireland in his balloon! We understand Mr. Sad- 
ler slatted from Djblin yesterday morning at eleven 
o'clock, descended in the sea, near Ormshead, at five 
o'clock iu the afternoon, and is now safe on board the 
Princess stationed here, to avoid the boisterous con- 
gratulations of the astonished public. 



CROSSING THE CHANNEL IN A BALLOON. 

On Tuesday a letter was received in town from 
Sadler, the veteran Aeronaut, in Dublin, from which 
the following is an extract : — 

" I intend to make my ascension on Monday, the 
23th, (Monday next.) to ero ; s the Channel to 
England. There will be stationed along' the coast 
vessel? on the look out, and, in case I descend at sea, 
They will come to my assistance. The Gentlemen of 
jLjverpool will have craft off that part ot the coast. 

M'vh 1 , Agent to the packets, will have vessels at 

Holyhead to inquire for me. Telegraphic signals 
rre also to be fixed, so as to communioase to vessels, 
which will lay ready to convey the earliest intelligence 
uï rhe course the balloon has taken." 



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Mr. SvDLEa ascended ■in his balloon from Cam- 
bridge on Wednesday. Lieutenant Paget had agreed 
to be his companion, and had seated himself in the car, 
but there being some difficulty in getting the balloon 
under 'wei<*h, Mr. Sadler was of opinion that it would 
not carry "double, and Lieutenant Paget reludantly 
quitted it. The balloon rose about 21 minutes after 
two o'clock in the afternoon, moved towards the South, 
and in about two minutes was out of sight. 



At three o'clock the gardens and Sidney 

college were opened for the subscribers and 

. other?, to the University breakfast ; and in 

the evening the senate-house was filled for 

the fourth, and last concert. 

Tuesday morning, the Chancellor went in 
state to the senate-house, when Doctors were 
created. The annual prizes left by Sir • 
William Browne, to three Under Graduâtes, 
for the best odes in Latin and Greek, were 
adjudged by the Vice-Chancellor. ' His 
Koyal Highness was attended by all the 
noblemen and gentlemen in Cambridge, 
1 When the ceremony was concluded, his 
Royal Highnesstook the tour of the colleges, 
and expressed hissatisfaction of the general 
order which prevailed in them, and after- 
wards sat down to a sumptuous dinner at 
Cains-college, in the evening, he went to 
Christ's college to supper. 

Wednesday morning, the Chancellor finish- 
ed his visitations to the several colleges; and t 
fit about one o'clock walked through the 
Great Court of Trinity-college, from whence 
the balloon Vas to ascend, in order to inspect 
• the operation of filling it, and afterwards 
ascended the top of the turret of the Great 
Gate, from whence he viewed the spectacle. 
The morning was one continued drizzle of 
rain, with some wind to the N.E, Mr. Sad- 
ler intended that his two daughters should 
sâcend with him, had the weather been fine; 
that not being the case, however, the second 
sent in the balloon was engaged by Lieute- 
nant Paget, at the price of 100 guineas. 

At a quarter past two, Mr. Sadler and 
Lieutenant Paget were seated in the balloon, 
•which had some difficulty in getting under 
weigh. At length, it was the aeronaut Cap- 
tain's opinion, that the vessel would not 
•àTr'V the Lieutenant as well as himself: and 
Mr. Paget reluctantly stepped out of the ca'' 
At about twenty-one minutes after two 
o'clock the balloon rose, and immediately 
crossed the south side of Trinity Great Court, 
and over King's College Chapel. The bal- 
loon moved towards the south, steadily and 
beautifully rising gradually, or with a slight 
impulse, as Mr, Sadler threw out; ballast. It 
remained in sight about two minutes, when a 
cloud enveloped it, and withdrew it from 
the view of the enraptured spectators, with 
as much quickness as the curtain falls upon, 
an interesting scene of a play. At this mo- 
ment the spectators gave Mr. Sadler a fare- 
well cheer of encouragement and satisfac- 
tion. 

Mr. Sadler alighted in a field near Stan- 
stead, in Essex, 23 miles from Cambridge. 
He had been long before discerned by the 
inhabitants of that spot, and some labourers . 
assisted his descent; some time elapsed be- 
fore they could keep down the balloon. He 
. immediately set off for Cambridge in a, 
chaise and 'four, where he arrived at eight 
o'clock the same, evening. The account 
which Mr. Sadler gives of his voyage is this: 
he ascended at fifteen minuits past two 
o'clock, and lost sight of Trinity College en- 
tirely in three minutes and a half , when he 
entered a mass of clouds, through which the 
balloon continued ascending, and in six mi- 
nutes more was clear of the clouds. The 
observations which he made upon the clouds 
were, that from the time occupied in break- 
ing through them, they must have been near- 
ly one mile in thickness. The balloon still 
continued ascending, and, in a few minutes, 
he observed its shadow on the clouds, the 
balloon was then moving with great velocity, 
in a direction nearly east, still rising, till 
about ten minutes past, three o'clock. The 
barometer at this time was 13. the thermo- 
meter 23 deg. From the direction and ve- 
locity of the wind, at the only time there 
was an opportunity of observing the progress 
of the balloon, Mr. Sadler was apprehensive 
that he, should be carried to the sea-coast ; 
in consequence of fins he began to evapo- ; 
rate the gas, to find out at what part of the 
country he was in, and descended rapidly ; 
but finding that the barometer fell, he. threw 
out some ballast to moderate the descent, 
this occasioned the ascent for a short time, 
and, shortly after, Mr. Sadler descended, 
Mr. S. then observing, having neared the 
earth, that a small copse was at hand, in the 
direction the balloon was taking, judged it 
expedient to descend. The country around 
appeared, and was beautifully laid out with 
com fields ; and the balloon took the 
ground at fifty-minutes past three o'clock, 
at which time Mr. S, had been an hour and 
35 minutes traversing the air. 

Mr. Sadler ascends again on the Regent's 
birth-day (August 12), from Hacknevi 



Mr. Sadler ascends in his balloon at Cambridge 
on Wednesday next. In the car, which is to be at- 
tached to the balloon by iîùrty strong strings con- 
nected with the^Lwork tha^coycrs the whole, Mr. 
Sadlek, his daughter, an interesting little girl, ©nJ.y 
fourteen years of age, 'and Br'. Clakkb, are rtftake 
Their stations. They are to be provided with life-, 
preservers, grappling-irons, and all the, usual appa- 
ratus, and will ascend, as has already, been stated, 
from the Great Square. w*^/. /**/'/ 

CAMBRIDGE, July 3. 

/en// MR. SADLKR's BALLOON. 
At a vi ry early hourlhis morning the roads to this 
town were filled with persons of all descriptions, 
equestrian and pedestrian, invited by the prospect of 
the ascent of , Mr. Sadler in his balloon. It seemed 
from the unusually great concourse that assembled, as 
if the surrounding Counties had emptied their Contents 
to pour in here. So vast and unbounded is public cu- 
riosity, that numbers came from the farthermost 
points of Norfolk and Suffolk, and by the hour of 
nine o'clock, the streets were one continued crowd. 
Labouring men and servant maids left their vocations, 
as did farmers, and their wives and daughters, and 
the titled and untitled— all flocked in, big with ex- 
pectation, and hopeful of gratification ! The unfa- 
vourable appearance of the morning, which at an 
early hour gave token of an inauspicious day, had 
no effect in preventing their journeying from home, 
and the consequence was, that amidst a misty rain 
which continued to fall at times until the hour had 
arrived for filling the balloon, the town presented one 
spectacle of pleased and joyous faces. 

The balloon having been removed from the place of 
exhibition at the Tennis court, to the great square of 
Trinity College, the place of ascension, preparations 
were mad.- at the dawn of day for filling the same. 
Around the conduit which is in the middle of the 
square, three immense large vats were placed ; of 
these vats two were employed in fermenting the oil of 
vitriol and steel filings-, and the third in supplying 
the water for rectifying the gas to be passed into the 
balloon. About eight o'clock the balloon was fixed 
to two pullies, and suspended by them from two long 
posts, encircled by a railing or fence nearly four feet 
high, which had been erected for the purpose of ex- 
cluding spectators, and for the protection of the men 
employed in the work of filling the balloon. So early 
as.ten'o'clock several thousand portons had assembled 
in the square (oview the process, most of them ladies. 
The.y were admitted by tickets, and so eager was 
curiosity, that notwithstanding it rained neaily the 
whole of the time, from that hour until the ascension 
of the-'Eronaut, at 20 minutes past two o'clock, they 
stood the pelting of the storm without dismay. About 
twelve o'clock the pressure for admission was so 
great, that not only great inconvenience was felt;, but 
many persons, particularly ladies, were much hurt. 
It was understood (hat Capt. } : ACETof the Navy was to 
accompany Mr. Sadler on his intended, ferial excur- 
sion, the design ot taking his interesting little daugh. 
ter with him having been abandoned by Mr. SadlliI, 
on account of the unfavourable appearance of the at- 
mosphere. The filling of the balloon was completed 
about two o'clock, and the car was then brought out 
from the -lodge, and a Hived to the balloon. In doing 
this, and. for some time previous, it was found neces. 
snry to catkin (he aid of additional Peace Officers, 
to prevent any damage, as the crowd were pressing 
over the fence, andconsiderably impeding the pro. 
gross of the work. About half.past one o'clock, \\\i 
Highness the Chancellok, a eco learned by the Vick. 
Chancellor, the Bishops of Bn*'po\and Bath sm'tj 

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Wells, Sir J. C. IIippesley, Lord V dVsKiNi:_, &e. &c. 
returned from St. John's College where he had 
been by invitation to partake of breaks ;t, and shortly 
after, just previous to the car being affixed to the 
ni^t-work, information was sent to his LLsauKSSS of 
the circumstance, and he came from the Master's 
house, having hold of the arm of Sir J. C. Hippfsley, 
and a! (ended by several Noblemen, and proceeded to 
the gate next Trumpingfon-street, where on the turrets 
of the tower a covering was fixed, in order to protect 
his Highness from the rain, which at that time was 
falling down very fast. In about a quarter it ceased 
to rain, and at two o'clock, the necessary apparatus 
being 'complete, Captain Paget and Mr. Sadler, 
amidst a general huzzaing and clapping ol hands, pre- 
pared to take their seats. Mr. Sadler entered the 
car first, with a countenance undaunted. . Captain 
Paget prepared to follow, evincing a fortitude 
and uucouct ru, which evidently shewed him to be 
worthy of his profession — fearless of danger, and 
ready to contend with the element to which he had not 
bf<u accustomed. Here, however, a sad disappoint- 
ment occurred; for when the Captain had taken his 
seal, it was found, that the balloon, not being suffi- 
cjniiy inflated, would not cany two persons. In this 
diiemma, Mr. Sadler expressed his concern at the 
disappointment which Captain Paget was fated to 
cxperiëftce. and pledged his honour, that in August 
he would afford an opportunity to the Captain to fake 
no aerial voyage with him from Birmingham. This 
promise the Captain was compelled to be satisfied 
with, and reluclanily he stepped out of the car, leav, 
ing the intrepid and venerable Aeronaut t® traverse 
the regions of air alone. While every eye was turned 
towards Mr. Sadler, it scene presented itself, which 
those best enn describe, and those best can appre- 
ciate the value of, who are fathers. Mr. Sadler's 
interesting little daughter, the same who was to have 
accompanied him in his voyage, embraced her 
prirent, who returned the embrace with a paren- 
tal feeling, to which description is inadequate.— 
The (ear of affection bedewed the cheeks of both, 
and the sentiment communicated itself to the sur- 
rounding spectators, who, while they participated in 
the feelings of the father and the child, almost at the 
same instant bore testimony (o his character as a man, 
and as the unfortunate father of a large family (for 
unfortunate he has been!), by a sympathy but ex- 



pressed by the silent (ear. Resuming the heroism so 
naturallv'lds »wn, Mr. Sadler, at 20 minutes past 
two o'clock exactly seated himself in the car. It 
was then the shout of approbation was heard re- 
echoed from every corner of the College, as the 
balloon majestically rose to the height of aboui 100 
feet. Jvlr. Sadler, with a countenance illuminated 
with smiles, stood 'up, waving his hat and his Hag.— 
When the balloon was sufficiently above the College 
so be witnessed, by the spectators without the walls, 
the air resounded With their acclamations, tt con- 
tinued rising slowly, in the most majestic manner, for 
the space of three minute-s and a quarter, affording 
thereby a scene, which on every side Was admitted to 
be sublimely grand ! During this almost perpendicular 
ascension, Mr. SADLER continued saluting the specta- 
tors, which they returned by the most unbounded ac- 
clamations; and then the balloon taking a southerly 
direction, proceeded with a celerity the London Course, 
and shortly after entered a cloud, and was lost to the 
sight. It was then that an involuntary burst of ap- 
plause again brake forth, which was not confined to 
those within the College, but was equally sent forth 
through the town and the adjacent country. The 
spectators Jill wished the voyager a safe return, anil it 
may be possible before i close my letter, that I shall 
be enabled to communicate the account of the voyage. 



,.-• Jurfy K 4M CAMBRIDGE, THURSDAY. 

Just after the express had left Cambridge with my 
letter of yesterday, information was brought by ex. 
press, that Mr. Sadler had safely' alighted in a field 
near Standon, in Hertfordshire, distant about thirty- 
four miles from here. Scarce was this intelligence 
received, when a post-chaise and four, about nine 
o'clock, drove into the town with Mr. Sadler. On 
the top of the chaise was tied his car, the balloon was 
inside. Immediately every one- ran out to greet his 
safe return. He drove to Mr. Nicholson's, in 
Trumpington-street, opposite the gate of Trinity Col. 
lege, where Iij alighted amidst the h'uzzas of an isry 
mense crowd of persons. Great numbers rushed' ut 
stairs to congratulate him; and to all the numerous 
Inquiries hs to the voyage he had taken, he answered 
with a politeness and affability which made a great 
impression in his favour. Having satisfied the que- 
rists, he proceeded to Trinity College, to pay his 
respecta to (he Gentlemen, and was escorted thither 
by the populace, who rent the air with their shouts. 

The account which he- gives of his voyage is this : 
he ascended at fifteen minutes past two o'clock, and 
lost sight of Trinity College entirely in three minuter- 
a ud a half, when Ue entered a mass of clouds, througl 
which the balloon continued ascending, and in sis 
minutes more was clean, of the clouds. The obser- 
vations whioh he made upon the clouds, were, thai 
from tije tirfie occupied in breaking through them, 
they must have been\ncarly one wile in thickness. 
The balloon still continued ascending, and in a few 
minutes he observed its shadow on the clouds, the 
balloon was ,then moving with great velocity, in a 
direction nearly east, still rising til! about ten minutes 
past three o'clock. The barometer at this time was 
13. the thermometer 28«. From the direction and 
velocity of the wind, at the only time there was an 
opportunity of observing the progress of the balloon, 
Mr. 'Sadler was apprehensive that he should be car! 
rfed to the sea coast ; in consequence of this he 
began to evaporate the gns, to find out at what par! 
of the country he was in, and descended rapidly. 
but finding that the barometer fell, he threw out 
some ballast to moderate the descent, this occa- 
sioned the ascent for a short time, and. shortly after 



Mr. Sadler descended-. Mr. S. then observing, having 
neered the earth, that a small copse was at hand, 
in the direction the balloon was taking, judged it 
.expedient to descend. The country around appeared, 
and was beautifully laid out with corn fields ; and the 
balloon taking the ground at SQ minute,? past three 
o'clock-, at uldch time Mr. Sadler had been an houi 
and 35 minutes traversing the air." The balloon 
took the ground iu the midst of a barley field, re- 
bounded completely over it, and, ' after dragging 
across a. field, was for an instant arrested in its pro- 
gress by a hedge. The shouts of the people were 
distinctly heard by Mr. Sadler, when at a consider- 
able height, previous to his descent. In a minute or 
two after the descent, a man came up, and assisted in 
endeavouring to secure the balloon, bût the violene. 
of the wind soon disengaged the car, which was drag- 
ged, with the man, to a great distance, mjtil stopped 
by another hedge. The hoop then got entangled in 
9 tree, the man holding on all the while. A* this mo- 
ment another man came up, and shortly after he was 
followed by a Vast number of people, by whose as- 
sistance the balloon was secured, but not until it had 
received great damage. In the descent Mr. Slader 
encountered a very severe squall. 

When Mr. Sadler was on his return to Cambridge, 
the post-chaise in which he was, passed the carriage 
of his Highness the Chancellor, who immediately 
perceiving the Aeronaut, sent, one of his servants after 
him, and Mr. Sadler directed the boys to turn round, 
got out ©f the. chaise, and paid his respects to his 
Highness, who very condescendingly congratulated 
him on his safe voyage. 

From the time the balloon was in progress, Mr. 
Sadler conceives he must have travelled upwards of 
ninety miles, having taken a course at first due south, 
and then bore round to the eastward. 






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MESSRS. SADLER AND CLAYFIELD, 

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From a Field in the Neighbourhood of Stoke's-Croft, 

3Sri0tol 

On Monday, September %4>th, 1810, 

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, 

A PLAN of the BRISTOL CHANNEL, 

Shewing its Course, and Place of Descent. 

€jje ^cconb €fcition, 

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On Monday the 24th of September, 1810, an 
immense concourse of people were assembled in 
Bristol, from all the neighbouring counties, to 
witness the ascent of Mr. Sadler's Balloon. The 
Proprietor is a veteran iEronaut, having previ- 
ously ascended fifteen times ; and the Balloon is 
by far the largest, and altogether the most mag- 
nificent, ever exhibited in this country. 

Its circumference is 30 yards ; and it contains 
nearly tpoo yards of varnished silk, elegantly 
variegated in alternate perpendicular stripes ; di- 
vided by a circular band, with the following su 
perscription in gold letters :' 

" Right Hon. Wm. Windham Grenville, Bara: de Wottm, 
Caned. Univer. Oxoni." 



in honor of the late installation, when Mr. Sadler 
ascended from Oxford. 

Berkeley Square was first fixed upon for the 
ascent, but some difficulties having arisen, a field 
was procured for the purpose, behind Stokes Croft, 
and a detachment from the Royal Bristol Volun- 
teers, commanded by Col. Gore, very handsomely 
volunteered their services to preserve the ground 
from the intrusion of the populace. 

The apparatus having completely inflated the 
Balloon with hydrogen gas, by about one o'clock, 
this astonishing specimen of human ingenuity was 
conveyed towards the middle of the field and 
affixed to the Car. Thermometer at about 62. 

A salute of 21 guns announced to the many 
anxious thousands, that all was in readiness ; Miss 
Sadler had intended to have accompanied her 
father, but the wind blowing fresh from the N. E # 
she was dissuaded from it, as it must have been 
obvious that the machine would soon clear the 
few miles of land between Bristol and the Severn, 
and probably have to contend with the latter in its 
descent, when Mr. Sadler, accompanied by Mr. 
W. Clayfield, entered the Car, and in about 20 
minutes the cords which held it to the earth were 
released, the Balloon rose with the most majestic 
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down in the vicinity of Bath, the hills were throng- 
ed with spectators. 

The ascent was exceedingly rapid, though the 
iEronauts were themselves insensible to the motion, 
whilst the City and its Inhabitants appeared to be 
so rapidly descending and diminishing in size, 
as to convey the idea of their being about to be 
engulphed in an abyss, by a tremendous Earth- 
quake ; about half a mile high the Balloon was 
enveloped in a thick black cloud, when the Earth. 
was no longer visible. The cloud did not in the 
least wet or incommode the asronauts ; and when 
passed, the grandeur and sublimity of the view 
exceeded the power of description. On looking 
back on the cloud from which the iEronauts had 
emerged, the most beautiful appearance exhibited 
itself. The shadow of the Balloon was observed 
in its center, surrounded with a most resplendent 
halo or circular rainbow. The Balloon still as- 
cended rapidly, and soon entered a second cloud. 

At 1 o'clock, the Thermometer was at 47. 
Passing over the River nearly perpendicular with 
the Dowager Lady Smyth's, at the Redclift, the 
Parachute was suspended, with a Cat in a Basket 
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def able time before it expanded, when its motion 
was slow and peculiarly graceful. The animal 
alighted in safety near the Warren House, and 
was picked up by a man at work on the spot. 

At Ç past 2 o'clock the Balloon was perpendi- 
cular with Woodspring, on the Somerset Coast, 
near Clevedon ; and, leaving England, passed 
rapidly over the Bristol Channel towards Wales. 

In the mid-chànnel at about 25 minutes- past 2 
the Valve was opened, and approaching Cardiff 
the 'Thermometer at 55, the Machine de- 
scended so low that the the shouts of the Cam^ 
brians, and noise of the Breakers between Scilly 
and Barry Islands, could be distinctly heard. 

At this time, there being but little chance of 
being able to reach the main land, and a stron<* 
current of air impelling the Balloon towards thé 
open sea, more ballast was thrown out ; and, by 
accident, Mr. Sadler's hat accompanied it. 

This upper current of air may possibly arise 
from the Sea Breeze which generally flows over 
the land during the latter part of the day, occa- 
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tion ; if so, the only safe way of clearing the 
water, and reaching the land in a Balloon would 
be to keep it as near the surface as possible ; or 
else to take so great an elevation with it as to 
be no longer subject to the influence of these 
counter currents. This theory is submitted to the 
consideration of more experienced iEronauts, 
and must be put to the test of future experiments; 

From § past 2, the Balloon continued descend- 
ing till 40 minutes past 1 o'clock, when it was 
nearly perpendicular with the Flat Holmes, the 
Light-House being very visible. Still continuing 
to descend most rapidly towards the sea, a quanti- 
ty of sand was shaken from one of the bags, but 
the Balloon still sinking with very great velocity, 
several other bags were thrown over, which instan- 
taneously caused an ascent so rapid as to bring the 
Balloon in contact with the sand from the first- 
mentioned bag, which fell into the car in a profuse 
shower. 

The Balloon continued to run down the Welsh 
coast as far as St. Donats, below Cowbridge, and 
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A singular effect was now observed, which 
Mr. Sadler conceived to be very unusual, the 
Balloon being in one current, and the Car in ano- 
ther ; a strong and rather cold stream of air was 
felt blowing in the faces of the iEronauts for some 
minutes. 

About J- past 3, mid- channel, Lundy Island 
appearing in the distance, the gas, in consequence 
of its expansion, feeling very cold, and escaping 
very fast from the silk tube, which acted as a 
safety valve. — Thermometer 44°. 

The Balloon continued to ascend till 40 mi- 
nutes after 3 o'clock ; when its elevation, as far as 
could be judged of without the aid of a Barometer, 
(the one taken up having sustained an injury in 
the field, after being placed in the Car, which ren- 
dered it useless) was about two miles and a half. 
—The Thermometer at 37°. 



The scene now was strikingly grand, the clouds 
appearing to be nearly a mile below the Balloon 
spreading themselves along the horizon over South 
Wales, in some places faintly shaded, resembling 
a mountainous country covered with snow, far 
beneath which in front, and in some few openings 
h the distance, the country was strongly illumi- 




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ing tints of Autumn. 

At this elevation, the clearness of the air ren- 
dered the respiration of the iEronauts extremely 
delightful, the pulse being full and strong, with 
a slight throbbing of the arteries of the head. 

Though the Thermometer had been falling the 
greater part of the voyage, and was now so near 
the freezing point, no cold was perceivable, the 
power of the Sun's rays having encreased so as 
to occasion that scorching sensation which fre- 
quently follows a heavy shower of rain. 

The balloon, still nearing the coast of Devon, 
the Barnstable and Bideford rivers were very ap- 
parent, when a faint idea of the extent and grandeur 
of the view may be formed by the following de- 
scription ; the whole coast of Devon with Lundy 
Island and part of Cornwall, the latter faintly 
discernable in the distance, in front ; St. George's 
Channel, with the Welsh and Irish Coasts, on the 
right ; and in the rear, the Flat and Steep Holmes 
and the coast of Monmouth. 

At 55 minutes past 3, about 9 miles off Linton, 
a small town on the coast of Devon, between Ilfra- 
combe and Porlock. 




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At ten minutes past four o'clock, being desirous 
of nearing the coast, threw out every thing that 
could be parted with, including a great-coat, a 
valuable barometer and thermometer, a speaking- 
trumpet, the grapling iron,— and even part of 
the interior covering of the. Car,— in the hope of 
reaching the mainland about Barnstaple ; but, 
owing to the exhaustion of the gas, the Balloon 
would not rise sufficiently to clear the high cliffs 
of Watermouth, near Combe-Martin. 

The Balloon still descending, met with a new 
current of air from the land which impelled it 
again towards the open channel ; when seeing no 
prospect but of contending with the sea, the 
Life Preservers were secured by the Aeronauts. 
A few minutes afterwards, the Car, with violent 
agitation, came in contact with the waves, about 
four miles from the shore. 

At this critical moment, their perilous situation 
was descried, from the Clifts of Lymouth, by Mr. 
Russcqmbe Poole, of Bridgwater, Mr. Sanfokd, 
of Ninehead, the Rev. Mr. Rowe, and some other 
Gentlemen, whose zealous and well-directed 
efforts, did them great credit. A well manned 
boat was immediately dispatched to their assistance, 
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water.—The Car, nearly filled with water, was 
dragged along, the Balloon acting as a sail, 
when the cords of the netting pointed out that 
they were drifting very rapidly from shore up 
Channel. 

After being in this state for a full hour, the 
water increasing very fast, the Boat approached ; 
when every effort was made to secure and exhaust 
the Balloon, to accomplish which took nearly two 
hours. 

About nine o'clock at night, the party, unable, 
from the roughness of the beach, to walk without 
assistance, arrived at the Pier of Lynmouth, a 
small romantic sea-port, where refreshments were 
most hospitably supplied, and they were enabled 
to reach the town of Linton, on the top of the 
neighbouring hill. Congratulations accompanied 
the iEronauts through every town on their way 
home, where they arrived about 12 o'clock 
on Wednesday, to the great satisfaction, and 
amidst the heartfelt cheerings, of the Citizens of 
Bristol ; after having passed over upwards of 
eighty miles of water, and about twenty of land, in 
less than three hours. 

FINIS. 




Subscriptions continue to be received at Mr. 

SHEPPARD's, Bookseller, Corn-Street; mid. 
at the Exchange Coffee House. 

%• 27m Account is sold «ntirely for the Benefit of Mr. SADLER. 



Patt one o'clock on Thmfday laft Mr. Sadler. 
of Oxford., afcended in his new balloon frjm 
Mr.. Wneeler's garden at Wurceiler. By a per- 
fon who left that city at feve.i o'clo.kon Friday 
morning, we are told, that no certain accounts 
were then received at what pUce he ddcended. 



On Thurfday laft, about half after one o'clock, Mr. 
Sadler afcended with his balloon from Worcefter* He 
intended to have gratified a prodigious concourfe of 
fpefiators by continuing a confiderable time within 
their view ; but his defign was fruflrated, and their 
pleafure confequently fhortened, by the intervention 
of a thick cloud ; by which accident the balloon was 
vifible but little more than four minutes. He defcend- 
ed about four o'clock in a corn-field, in the parifh of 
Yarcle, diftant between feven and eight miles from 
this city. J^h A ǣS~ 



Extraâi of a letter from Wcree^er, Sept. 15. 
" On Saturday lalt, about 25 minutes pvft 
three, Mr. Sadler afcended from Mr- Wheeler's 
gardens near this City, in fcis beautiful new 
balloon, amidft the acclama ions and applause 
of thoufand of fpeclators. At his firlt feuing off 
! the balloon was itopped for foms féconds by a 
! large pear tree which cbltructed its afcent ; 
but it foon after rofe in a molt majeftic manner, 
a=d the day bang remarkably favourable, con- 
tinued in fight more than 35 minutes. When 
at its greatelt elevation, Mr. Sadler was obliged 
to keep his valve continually open, to prevent 
any accident from the great expansion of the 
inclofed air. The ludden conaenfauon of it 
fhordy after,, occafioned by his meeting with a 
very cold affemblage of vapours, haltened his 
defcent much more fpeedily than he could have 
vvifhed. — He defcended about nine xniles beyond 
Luchfield, but for want of his grappling iron, 
which in the confufion of his fi it afcent had 
been thrown cut of his car, he could not make 
the balloon fall, but fell out. By this uafortunate 
accident his balloon efcaped from h.m, an J in 
lefs than five minutes was loft to fight, in the 
upper regions. Lord Uxbridge, ne.^r whole 
fear this accident happen d, diipatched his car-, 
riage for h;rn, and received him with tire utmoit 
pslitenefs. He was not materially hurt by his 
tall; but has hitherto received no certain news 
concerning his billoon." /s^rf^S" 



A Ê k O S T A T I .O $<¥§£■ 
Oa Saturday lait in -the afternoon Mr. Sadler 
afcended into the atmofphere, on his feventh at 
voyage, from Mr. Wheeler's garden in the city 
of Worcefter. The balloon was in fight forn ear 
three quarters of an hour, and made a molt beau- 
tiful picturefque appearance, affording no final: 
pleafure to many thousands of fpectators : notwith- 
ftariding, a bevy of fair ones (whom the Mufic 
Meeting and Madam Mara had brought to Wor- 
cefter) attended the exhibition, and being moved 
and i educed by the mitigation .of the little mif- 
chievous god, Cupid, and ofwantonnefs afore- 
thought, did, by certain powers aud fpells oi 
beauty, and by certain captivating (miles, dim- 
ples, geftures, and other fâtcinatiiig and enchant- 
ing manœuvres, fubtilly and unlawfully draw oft 
and allure a very large number (to wit) one thou- 
fand and upwards of his Majeity's liege male 
fubjects (then and there attending, and then and 
there intending to view the afcenfion of Mr. 
Sadler and his balloon) from their attention and 
regard to- the faid celeftial traveller and his balloon, 
by diverting (in the manner of a bafililk) the di- 
rection of the eyes of his Majefty's liege male, 
fubjects aforelaid from the beauty of the balloon 
and its conductor, to their own more tranfeendant, 
more attracting, and more agreeable charms : by 
which means and devices his Majefty'3 liege male 
fubject3 aforefaid were as totally ignorant of what 
\yas tranfacting in the clouds by Mr. Sadler and 
his balloon, as if they had been the whok time 
picking ftrawberries in the gardens of the Grand 
Signer at Conftantinople. 



Mr. Sadler, who afcended in his balloon on 
Saturday lalt from Worcefter, defcended the f$me 
evening near Litchfield, in Staffordfnire, being 
forty-two miles diftant from Worcefter. He un- 
fortunately left his anchor at Worcefter, the want 
of which occafioned fome impediment in his 
landing. j\p.i /4- i>»f 



On Saruiday bill, in the afternoon, Mr.' Sadler 
afcended into the atmofphere, on his feventh aerial voy- 
age, from Mr. Wheeler's garden in Worcefter. The 
balloon was in fight for near three quarters of an hour, 
and made a mod beautiful pictuiefque appearance, af- 
fording no fmall pleafure to many thoufands of fpecta- 
tors. — In his courfe he was feen to the left of Droit- 
wich, Bromfgrove, and Birmingham ; ond in an hour 
and a minute after his afcenfion, defcended about nine 
miles beyond Lichfield, at the diftance of 51 miles from 
Worcefter. Having, in his eagernefs toafcend, inad- 
vcnentJy thrown out his grappling iron, he was much 
hurt, being fomctimes daflied againft trees, and ac 
others touching the ground ; then afcending with the 
utmoit velocity to the height of 100 feet. At length 
he difengaged himfelf from the balloon, of which he 
quickly loft fight, and has not yet heard of it. He 
was fome time a mile and a half from the furfaceof , 
the earth. — He arrived in Worcefter on Sunday even- 
ing, and is now tolerably well.— He went upwards of 
four miles in the difagreeable fituation above defcribed. 



Mr. Sad!er has at length fonnd his balloon, at 
Middleton, near Durham, diitant from Woreef- 
itét upwards of 250 miles. ^ e?cJ^ ~ /y<ff? 



On Wedi.eiJ.ay laif^at half pail two o'clock, 
Mr. Sadler afcended' with bis Balloon, from , 
{ha Wharf, ivar Sfoui, : Giouceiterflnre, 
The hvls a-oua.d were covered with Ocitaors, 
who -xpreffîd great pleafure aï the n"ght._ A f - 
tit fa'ari^to a çonfîdarahiè hVtgÔJ» haaeicond- 
ëd in about a cpimerofan bouraekr Sc.it, ley» 
park, ihs Çsm&i Thoin'as Peitat, Efq. The 
c mrourie of people from all ad.es of the.coun- 
trv was prodigious. The hofpit.luy which bas 
ever marked the charge? of -the environ- 
Stroud was fully dtphiyed upon this occ-iiM . 
H'<nd(bme eoid collations were fpre^jm.-Cvcxy 
iiôard to regale iheir numerous yiiisefrs* 



VmVlNClAL INTELLIGENCE. 

On Monday, about one o*çloek, Mr. Sadler? accompanied 
h? Mr. Clayfield , ascended in a balimui. fi om Bristol, and till 
Wednesday noon their friends were in the almost anxiety re- 
specting their fate. On that day, however, tlîey returned in 
the Somerset coach. It appears that being blown off the 
Welch roast, the balloon descended at sea about five o'clock 
on Monday afternoon, after having passed through a space of 
100 miles in about three hours. They continued an hoar in 
the water before they were picked up, during which they were 
carried gently along before the wind, the balloon acting as a 
sail. As both the Aeronauts were provided with life pre- 
servers they were under no apprehensions of drowning. Dur- 
ing their marine voyage, the wind, which had driven them off 
the shore, shifted, and being drifted back towards tiic coast, 
they were picked up about five miles off Lymouth, a little to 
the North of ilfracombe. The travellers sustained no injury. 
In the management of the Balloon they encountered consider- 
able difficulty, and both became at last nearly exhausted. At 
a quarter past four o'clock in the afternoon the Balloon was 
observed to descend with astonishing precipitancy into, the sea, 
five miles from Lymouth, on the North Devon coast, and a boat 
was immediately sent off to its assistance. The voyagers were 
brought to shore in a state of es treme fatigue, and Mr. Radier 
was unable to stand, from Itaving been some time in the Water 
before the boat could reach the Balloon. The distance they 
travelled, Mr. Sadler says, could not be less than one hundred} 
miles; and this was performed in tf^e surprisingly short space 
of three hours only ! Their perilous situation may be in some 
degree imagined, having discharged all their ballast, flung ou| 
their great coats, and every thing else they possessed, including' 
a favouriie barometer given to Mr. Sadler by Dr. Johnson, for 
which he has been offered two hundred guineas. It wafc by 
mere accident the Balloon was observed to fa M in the'sea ; and 
had it not been a remarkably sereae evening, the parties musÇ 
inevitably have perished. The gas was so expended, that the 
Balloon could not have floated an hour longer in the- sea. They 
endeavoured to reach Ireland, but found it impossible. — Taun- 
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ALFRED BALLOON, OXFORD. 

Early on Friday morning^ and during the 
whole of the forenoon, company were incef- 
fantly pouring into Oxford, Mr. Sadler having 
announced his intention on that day of o/.ce 
more afcending in his- Balloon'.:-— Pu rfii ant to 
this promife, the neceffary preparation: 
made behind Corpus Chrifti college, where the' 
ground had been previcu/ly fenced off ; and a^ 
bout half paft one o'clock the balloon was" 
judged fufhcienUy inflated, and the car for ac- 
commodating two psffengers began to be at- 
tached by fixing it to the cords of the netting. 
This operation was greatly impeded by chepref. 
fu're of .the crowd. At two o'clock, however, 
every thing having been adjuiled, Colonel Fitz- 
pa trick «nd Mr. Sadler ftacea themfelves in the 
car, when the balloon was found incapable of 
afcending with both the,pafiengers, a.id th-2 Co 
lonel being refoived not to quit his feat, a due 
proportion of balhtit was added, and after re* 
ceiving the flag and proper inili uctions from Mr. 
Sadler, he afcended alone. The day being per- 
fectly ferene, the balloon rofe with flown ajellio 
grandeur, bearing to the jcuth- Weir, . and con- 
tinued perceptible,, though at a treat oblirice, 
for about 47 minutes, at which time it fee.ued 
to fn k gradually into the horizon. 

The Colonel manifefted a cool intrepidity, 
both before, and after the bdioon had been 
launched, and continued waving his flag as 
long as he could poffibiy retain light of the ipec- 
tators below. 

In iw's pafTage the Colonel had not expended 
any of his baliart, but defcended in coniequence 
of a rent near the bottom of the bdloou, occa- 
sioned by the expanfton of the internal air, 
which was not clifcovered by Mr. Fizpatrick 
till after he had reached the ground. 

He defcended near Ki'ngfton Lifle, opfpofite 
the White rjorfe hills, r)ef&"sj without the leail 
injury ; where he was. afliileJ by the eeuntry 
people in fee uring the balloon. 

Mr. Sadler, who had followed from Oxford 
in a polt-chaife, came up with the Colonel at 
this place, from whence they both returned to 
Wantage; and, after taking fome reffefhrnent, 
Mr. Fitipatrick fet out for London, 2nd Mr. 
Sadler reached Oxford, with the balloon, a 
ILde before twelve o'clock. 



THF, BACLÛOjSr. 
OxFonn, .Tunv 3. —The asceiit uffiïesur.*. Sadler in their bal- 
loon, took place about two oclock, P.M. Tlie coarse taken by 
the ba!Io©n was almost due N.E. Tlic great est height that it ever 
n.-cended from I lie earth, was not more than two miles and an half • 
and at the time the parachute was disengaged, tlic altitude was 
no! so frn-at as we imagined from our observation by the quadrant, 
and, indeed, only about half that distance. The direction taken' 
by the balloon Mas fo the left of Aylrsbiirv, between that town 
and Bicester, It floated, diroctlv over Window, in Bucks, having 
.'ef.ie. swept oft' Moor Brill, &c. &«, The canal was visible to 
fhe aeronauts', for a length of time-, and above Wooton thev met 
With a contrai. y ouïrent of air, which dtt.iiued fltem for a length 
Of time, an. I compelled them to ui ike a complete circle in the 
•air. They then resumed their Original course, and, after a transit 
of two hours and eg minutes, alighted ahuut five miles noilli- 
Wljst of Nov. port Pagnell, by Amptlull, bavin"' left Woburn on 
their 11,'lii, aiid Stoney Stratford on I heir left. Their descent was 
hrautiful'àiid gradual for about three quarters of an hour. At 
first thev approached the earlh where a number of h«v-makers 
were at work; but they, though repeatedly hailed to take hold 
of the, ropes thrown out, were too much terrified by the new 
phenomenon to lend our adventurous traveller any assistance. — 
From this they skimmed a whe.it-fu Id, in which the car took the 
•riound, and (hey rebounded about forty feet, and cleared the ad- 
joining hedge, The voyagers then threw out the grappling. 
iron with which they were provided, and after dragging along the 
field, widen was of barley, for some seconds, it brought theui to 
anchor in a high quick-set fence, on this side of which the car 
rested in Buckinghamshire, while the balloon itself strung over 
into the other Side of the hedge, in Bedfordshire. In this situa- 
tion assistance was gradually procured, the «pore adventurous and 
bold of the -parishioners advancing first, when the balloon, car, 
Sec, were properly secured. A neighbouring fanner volunteered a 
cart, and the aeronauts', with their equipage, arrived Safely at 
■New port Pagnell, and from thence to Buckingham, where they 
slept a t'iw horns, and tutu proceeded terrestrially to Oxford. 
— It wouid be a "ludicrous description could we detail there- 
marks of the génies ruslirse, at the time of this ascent, or the 
strange reports we heard from the country, over which the won- 
drous machine -floated. One party were expressing their sur- 
prise, how the aeronauts could get into the balloon, "after filling 
it so full. Another more learned expected to see them mount 
tho distended sphere, lu ils progress it scattered terror unutter- 
able, and those ill-informed of whet was going on about them, 
took it, at least, fur an angelic visitation, if not for the approach 
of the very last day. The dismay spread for thirty miles, and 
was beyond description. In some places, where the exhibition 
had been heard of, the villagers hailed the travellers as they 
passed over th. m, and, at the distance of a couple of miles from 
the earth these shouts were distinctly heard. 

On Friday Mr. Sadler prepared to afecrid in his bal- I 
loon. Every thing having been adjufted, Colonel ! 
Fnzpatiick and Mr, Sadler feated themfelves in the ; 
car, when the balloon was found incapable of afcend- 
ing with both the paflengeis, and the Colonel being 
réfoJved not to quit his feat, a due proportion of ballad 
svas added, and after receiving the flag and proper in- 
ftucrions from Mr. Sadler, he afcended alone. The j 
day being perfectly ferrne, the balloon rofe with (low 
majeflic grandeur, bearing to the fbutH wed, and con- 
tinned perceptible, though at a great difiance, for a- j 
bout 47 minutes, at which time it fecmed to fink gra- i 
dually into the horizon ; and lad night a pe.fon from I 
Kingdon-Lifle, near Faningdon, Berks, reports that ! 
the Colonel defcended there without having expended j 
any of his ballad; audit was rumoured that he had 
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Mr. Graham made an aerial excursion on Monday, from 
the gardens of the Star and Garter, Kew Bridge." Mr. 
Sadjer, jiin. intended to ascend with him; but it was found 
that the balloon would not support two, and he reluctantly 
quitted the car. The balloon then ascended With Mr. G. 
alone, in a steady and majestic manner. The aeronaut 
stood up in the car without his coat, waving his flag, and 
bowing to the spectators as he parted from them. 3 The 
balloon continued to rise very slowly for the first quarter of 
an hour, and then for a time seemed stationary. The reflec- 
tion of the sun on the variegated colours rendered it a very 
imposing spectacle. For the first half hour the whole was 
distinctly visible. It then seemed to ascend and to travel 
more south, until the aeronaut was no longer perceptible, 
and the balloon was diminished in size. It continued jn 
view an hour and ten minutes, when it was observed to de- 
scend with every appearance of perfect safety. 

The Descent. -^-After a pleasant journey of one hour and 
•fifty minutes, Mr. Graham descended, at ten minutes past ' 
six o'clock, in a field in the village of Oakshot, a mile and 
a half beyond Olaremont, twelve from London, and four- 
teen from Kew, and arrived in town at twelve o'clock on 
Monday night. He says, that, when in the air, he experi- 
enced the most severe cold, particularly in his feet. Owing 
to the clearness of the day, he had a delightful view of the 
country. The greatest altitude the balloon attained was 
about two miles. The field in which he alighted adjoined 
the estate of Mr. Williams, from whom he experienced the 
greatest kindness and attention. 



Balloon Ascent.— Mr. Graham/the aeronaut made an 
ascent in his beautiful balloon, from the gardens of White 
Conduit House, Pentonville, on Wednesday.^ At twenty 
minutes before six Mr. Graham, with a Capt. Currie, en- 
tered the car. The ballooK rose above the houses at 
exactly a quarter before six, and took a north-westerly 
course, the aeronauts standing erect in the car, waving 
their flags, and receiving in return the hearty cheering^ 
of those below. The spectacle at this moment was truly 
magnificent. In about a quarter of an hour from the time 
of ascending, the balloon suddenly took a direction almost 
due North, and in absout ten minutes more was seen bearing 
as near as possible E. N. E. in which course it continued 
perfectly visible to the naked eye for nearly an hour, when 
it disappeared.— At half-past two o'clock on Thursday 
morning-, Mr. Graham arrived in town, having descended 
at Mr. Askew's farm, near Waltham Abbev, about half- 
past seven o'clock. Mr. Graham and Capt.Currie, when 
they reached terra firma, proceeded to Epping-place to 
dinner. Mr. Graham states, that after his ascent from the 
ground, he experienced the most extreme cold ; and that 
at one time this was so intense as almost to deprive him of 
sensation. The extreme height of the balloon was two 
miles and a half. Mr. Graham brought his balloon safely 
with him to his house in Poland-street, and was cordially 
greeted by his friends who had assembled there to meet, 
him. * J2L+4, /A /inz? 




The Aeronaut, begs leave most respectfully to announce to the Nobility, 
Gentry, and Public in general, that he intends making his Seventeenth 
Ascent with the same MAGNIFICENT 




which has given such general satisfaction in his late Ascents. 

FROM THE GARDENS OF 




On WEDNESDAY next, the 11th of MAY, 1825, 

When he hopes by the most strenuous exertions on his part, to merit that patronage he has so 

liberally experienced on former occasions. 



The Inflation will Commence at Eleven in the Morning, and the Ascent take place from 
Three to Four in the Afternoon. A Gun will be fired, and a Yellow Pilot Balloon launched 
to announce" the commencement of the Inflation;— a second Gun and a White Pilot will 
announce the completion of the process; and the Ascent notified by a third Gun, and a Red 
Pilot Balloon, 



A BAND OF 



SIC WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. 



Admission to the Inflation and Ascent 2g* ©&« - 

, it? It is requested, that Ladies and Gentlemen who purpose attending to witness the Ascent 
will arrive early at the Garden, as it will greatly facilitate their admission. 



TICKNEB, Printer and Engraver, 18, Hollen-strcct, Wardour- street, Soho. 



Yesterday was -announced by Mr. Graham, the aeronaut, for 
making his seventeenth ascent with his balloon. He selected for the 
occasion a spot which seems to be a favourite one of his to make the 
ascent from,— namely, the Gardens of White Conduit-house,Penton- 
ville, where he had three times befbrç exhibited, once successfully, 
and twice the contrary. 

The public taste for ballooning, if we may judge by yesterday's 
exhibition, seems to be very much on the wane : nor is it much' to 
be regretted that it should be so ; for, with the exception of the gra- 
tification which such sights give to one's curiosity, by exhibiting a 
man dangling in the air at an immense height, we can perceive little, 
amusement, and much less of utility, in those aerial flights, as 
usually conducted. 

The balloon yesterday was the same with which Mr. Graham 
has already taken many flights; from which, however, it does not 
seem to be much the worse for the wear. 

, The inflating process, as it is called, commenced at 11 o'clock. 
As the morning lowered very much, and a fall of rain was antici- 
pated, which might not only damp the proceedings, but perhaps 
stop them altogether, the gas was let into its place of destination 
very slowly—a bird in the hand being considered worth two in the 
bush; and as, if the balloon was once filled and no ascent could 
take place, the gas would have been lost both to the Imperial pro- 
prietors of it and to Mr. Graham. About two o'clock the wisdom of 
the precaution became more evident, for the rain began to come down 
very heavily, and threatened— not the dispersion of the company^ 
tor there was no company to be dispersed, but— the prevention of anj 
from arriving, if there were any so minded. The rain lasted fol 
about half an hour, and did one good for Mr. Graham— it washed 
his balloon completely, which before seemed of a mud colour, anr 
covered with dust. 
. . At near 3 o'clock, the balloon having been well washed, and the 
j-ain having ceased, it began, as it got gwulually dry, to show somi 
variety o'" colour?, and the afternoon assuming a more favourabli 
appearance, the inflating business went on more rapidly under the 
immediate direction of Mr. Graham and a Mr. Adams, who we un- 
derstand is a partner in the concern. 

Occasionally during the day, there were half-a-dozen men em- 
ployed in blowing into some sort of wind instruments, and thump- 
ing a drum most unmercifully; and these people were called the bal- 
loon band. There was, however, to be heard now and then, from 
another part of the gardens, something like an approach to music, 
from what we learned was a band in attendance upon the firemen of 
the Royal Exchange Assurance Company, who were regaling them- 
selves at this house on this day on the annual dinner given to them 
by their proprietors. 

At four o'clock a few half-crowns, the term of admission, began to 
make their appearance at the entrance-door, and the owners of them, 
and a few others with orders, scattered themselves on the grounds; 
but even up to this time the muster of spectators was very 
scanty indeed. It now appeared that a new species of enter- 



tainment had been provided'for the spectators, and a very silly one 
we deem it, if not indeed mischievous. A small cannon was 
placed in the midst of the spectators, close to the balloon, and oc- 
casionally charged very strongly with powder, by a person who 
seemed to know nothing about such a process ; and this was several 
times in the course of the afternoon made to explode, certainly to the 
annoyance of every body, and to the alarm, and possibly serious 
alarm, of women and children. 

Five o'clock showed the afternoon rather favourable to the ascent, 
and at this hour the gardens appeared the fullest with spectators, 
and that fulness consisted of about 200, chiefly of the tag-rag and 
bobtail sort. 

After considerable impatience on the part of the few spectators 
who were present,the balloon was announced as ready for its voyage, 
at within a quarter to six o'clock ; and at that hour the car was at- 
tached by the net-work surrounding the balloon and other cords in 
the usual manner. It was now rumoured that a gentleman had paid 
a considerable sum to Mr. Graham for permission to accompany 
him, and that he was to take his flight in the balloon. Nor was the 
rumour void Of foundation, for in a few minutes a young gentleman 
of a military appearance, dressed in a blue frock coat, &c, and 
wearing large mustachios, was seen upon the platform, and he was 
pointed out as the intended companion of Mr. Graham. The bal- 
last, grappling-iron, &c being now placed in the car, which was a 
very plain wicker one, Mr. Graham took his seat in it, and was 
immediately followed by the gentleman above alluded to, who we 
understood to be Captain Conroy,of the 3d Dragoon Guards. This 
gentleman, in taking his seat, which he did with his hat off, evinced 
no other change of countenance than a little flushing of his cheek. 
The wind was now rather strong, blowing from the south-east. The 
signal was given to let go the ropes which held down the billoon, after 
it had been removed from the platform to the ground ; which being 
done, the machine made a very sudden bound from the earth in a 
northerly direction, and came with some violence against one of the 
trees on that side of the gardens. This accident, although attended 
with no danger or inconvenience, might have shaken the nerve of a 
man in his first flight towards the Heavens ; but on Captain Conrpy 
it had not the slightest effect ; and never did we see a perfect novice 
in these aspiring voyages exhibit more of real presence of mind— it' 
the countenance be an index of that mind : his coolness seemed per- 
fectly unaffected. Mr. Graham, of course, was quite unmoved. 

The balloon, cleared from the trees, now rose very majestically 
and gradually towards the west directly in the first instance, and ' 
then in a direction north-west. The atmosphere was rather gloomy 
and dense, but still the aeronauts were seen distinctly for a very con- 
siderable time, waving their fl;tgs. They seemed * to pjiss almost 
completely over the metropolis from east to west, or nearly so. 

The ascent, en the whole, was a very successful one, and attended 
with less of bungling in themanagement than generally accompanies 
such exhibitions. The receipts of the day towards defraying the 
expenses must have been very trifling ; but we understand that 
Captain Conroy paid 401. en the ground for the permission to make 
the ascent. 



AERONAUTIC 

Exhibition 



AT 



WHITE CONDUIT HOUSE, 

FENTONVILLE. 



THE 



Balloon, 

NOW EXHIBITING 

AN"D 

Tickets of Admission at Is. each, 

TO BE HAD AT 

No. 348, 

O XFORD STREET . 
Mr. GRAHAM 

Has the honor of informing the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general, that he 
has just completed a most magnificent BALLOON, far exeeding in Magnitude and 
splendour anjy Aerostatic Machine ever exhibited in this Kingdom, with which he 
intends to ascend from the GARDENS of the 

WHITE CONDUIT HOUSE, 

On Monday, 18th Inst, at 3 d Clock precisely r . 

In the Construction of this Splended BAXLOON and its necessary Appendages, nei- 
ther Labour nor Expence has been spared ; and Mr. GRAHAM has the pleasure of 
informing those who may be disposed to honor the Exhibition with their Presence and 
Support, that, during the whole Progress of the Work, he has been favoured with the 
Advice and Assistance of 



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M Sadlers 

Who will superintend the Inflation on the Day of Ascent; a circumstance, he trusts, 
which will remove any Doubt from the Minds of those Friends to whom his own 
Name is not so familiar. 

Some Idea may be formed of the Immense Size of Mr. 
GRAHAM's BALLOON, from the following Particulars: 
It is composed of 68 Gores or Stripes, each more than 60 Feet 
in Length, forming a Sphere of upwards of 40 Feet in Dia- 
meter. When fully distended it will contain 33,500 Cubic 
Feet, or 250,600 Gallons of Gas. In the Construction of this 
BALLOON, upwards of One Thousand Yards of Material 
have been consumed. 

To prevent the unpleasant delay which has been so justly complained of in most 
Exhibitions of this kind, liberal arrangements have been entered into with the Gas 
Company, for a plentiful supply of G*s. ; and to insure the Ascent taking place as 
nearly as possible to the time fixed upon. The INFLATION WILL COMMENCE 
EARLY IN THE MORNING. 

TICKETS of Admission, 3*. 6d. eaeh, to be had at the WHITE CONDUIT 

TAVERN, and of 



Mr. Waud, Confectioner, Bond-street 

Mr. Perry, Confectioner, Oxford-street 

Mr. Barkam, Baker, Oxford-market 

Mr. Newman, Oilman, Welbeck-strect 

Mr. Metcalfe, Jeweller, 146', Oxford-street 

Mr. Metcalfe, Draper, 348, Oxford-street 

Mr. Pemberton, Regent's Wharf, Kingsland-rd. 

Mr. Jaques, Grocer, Church-street, Woolwich 



Mr. Eyans, Trimming Seller, Regent-circus 

Mr. Webb, Builder, 1 75, Regent-street 

Mr. Batchelor,StrawHatWarehouse,Rathbone-pl. 



Mr. Fargues, Copper-pl. Printer, 47, Berwick-st. 

Mr. Wilkinson, Hatter, Hanway-street 

Mr. Heywood, Watch Maker, Goodge-street 



Mr. Spearing, Cooper, Red Lion-street, Boïbom 
Mr. Roberts, Je weller,WesteinExchange,Bond-st. 



W. TICKNER, IV&fe'r, % Edward Street, SoJut. 



Mr, 








THE AER0MAUT, 

INTENDS MAKING BIS 





y-jbwrth Ascent* 

FROM THE 

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Camden Ibwn^ 
On TUESDA % June the 14th, 

WHEN HE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY 

TWO YOUNG L ADIES. 

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GRAHAM, Printer. Po!m£ £&•* 

of nearly an hour, alighted in perfect safety, at Fcltham S2£! 
three and four miles beyond Hounslow, whwe they e«eri C HcS 
every attention from the country people; an£h»vi2 nfrX» ^ 
■omareinthmeut,» chaise wa/pSed for hem? in which fh^f 
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AT CAMBRIDGE, 

Fro»» « Large and Commodious walled-in Area 

AT MOUNT PLEASANT, 

In »h,ch Seat» i,„e been erected for the *ecommod.tfo„ of t..die» ,„d Oeotl.men, 

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Tickets of Admission, price 2.,. 6rf. to witness the process of Inflation Attachiinr the C-.r &,. a. t . 

Messrs. H AT „ BtM; Mr. 8».r.a». ; Mr. T^ Sidney Street, and' £ Z S S of ,'ht ^.^^1^ ^ "^ 



7'A« fefrtMi .0. commence precisely at Eleven o'clock, and ,hc «scent will take place at Pirn o'Clock. 
PRINTliD KYYf. k W. lî,nFIE!.D. ^n^Y^TRKETT CAMBRIOLE. 



ASCENT OF dpi. G^HAJ^: S BALLOON. 



The inhabitants ofthfs plae^C^mbridgepTnd its neighbour- 
hood were gratified by the ascent of Mr. Graham, with his bal- 
loon, on Tuesday evening last. It being fourteen y ears since 
Mr. Sadler ascended from Cambridge, the novelty of the spec- 
tacle attracted an immense concourse of persons from the towns 
and villages within a distance of twenty miles. The individuals 
who paid for admission we should presume were nearly 3,000, 
whilst the numbers who occupied the Castle-hill and every ele- 
vated .spot in the vicinity, as well as the streets and roads near 
the place of ascent, were unprecedented.' The only convenient 
spot which Mr. Graham could engage wa's a huge farnvyrir.d on 
Mount Pleasant, where the inflation '.of' the balloon "commenced 
at tvyelve o'clock. Mr. Graham intended to have begun earjier, 
but (ho van by which the sulphuric' acid' was conveyed 'being 
overturned about eighteen miles from London, did not arrive till 
the middle of the day, and several of the vessels containing. the, 
vitriol. having been broken, a considerable quantity of the acid 
was lost. The balloon appeared to be rapidly filling for the tirât, 
two hours,' when Mr. G. found it requisite to obtain more oil of 
vitriol in the Vown,but was unable to procure so greata quantity as 
had been lost. At about half-past six the car was attached to ■ 
the balloon ; and the preparations being completed in a short 
time afterwards, the intrepid aeronaut stepped into the car, but 
in consequence of a' deficiency of gas, he was obliged to leave 
the grappling irons behind. He then took off his coat, which he 
also threw over, and bowing to' the spec!ators v who greeted him 
with reiterated cheers, he directed the cords to be loosened, 
when the balloon rose steadily, and in the most beautiful style, 
the evening being remarkably serene. Tt went up so directly 
perpendicular, that five minutes after the ■' ascent, he threw out a 
parcel of newspapers, some of which fell en the platform from 
whence the balleon was launched. Th about six minutes after 
he dispatched some more papers, which were exactly sewn mi- 
nutes reaching the ground. He threw out a third parcel of 
newspapers, many of which were- picked tip at New .Town.. 
The balloon took a south-easterly direction, parsing btlrectj^f 
over Cambridge, and remained in sight fourteen minutes, when 
it entered a cloud; about ten minute's after:, the balloon was 
again visible, and continued in sigjlj;t.un}if'if*(lesceRded beyond 
Gogmagog Hills. ^v* 1 ' * 

The aeronaut infofms^Rs^ r .that after passing through the 
clouds, the balloon rose vapidly, and required no small degree 
of skill to manage it, there being so much difference between 
hydrogen and carbc.iated hydrogen gases. Although the even- 
ing was cloudy, he experienced a great change above the clouds, 
getting into most' delightful weather, the sun shining on the 
clouds with such splendour as to give them the appearance of rolls 
of muslin edged 'with silver, and Here and there vapour quivering 
along at least a mile beneath him. The greatest altitude at- 
tained he considers to be- at least two miles and three quarters. 
or three miles, wheo he commenced descending, and in three mi 
nutes he began entering the eipuds. Being aware that, he had a 
consid«rable less quantity of gas than when he ascended, and 
having no ballast to lighten himself, he formed the balloon into 
a parachute, for thepurpose of ensuring a safe descent, by which 
means he reached terra firma with the greatest ease imaginable, 
after being in the air three quarters of an hour, and in two mi- 
nutes several persons carte to his assistance. 

Mr. Graham descended in a field near Babrabam, belonging 
to a Mr. Webb, about seven miles and a half from Cambridge ; 
and having procured a post-chaise from Bournbridge, he re- 
turned to the 'Black Bear Inn -about ten o'clock at night, where 
he was welcomed by a great number of individuals. He has 
now accomplished twenty-eight ascents, without the slightest 
aeeideat to himself or injury to his bMoon.— Canib'-i dye 
ChrynicU, , 



Mrs. Graham. — We are glad to learn that-the state of 
Mrs. Graham's health has so much improved within the last 
two days that no douht is now entertained of lier ultimate 
recovery ; and if she continues to go on the rest of the week 
as well as she has done since Tuesday she will be removed 
to town about Monday next. All the alarming symptoms 
which for so many days presented themselves have now 
disappeared, and her convalescence may shortly be expected. 

Balloon Ascent from CHELTENHAM.-^-Wedne&- 
day last Mr. Graham ascended from the Montpelier Gardens 
at Cheltenham, accompanied by M r. Carter ^ of Montpelier 
Villa. The process of inflation commenced at twelve o'clock, 
and was completed at half-past four, when the gentlemen 
stepped into the car. The balloon wan loosened from its 
mooring a little before five, when the yag$ machine arose 
majestically, amidst the cheers of the tbausandswho had as- 
sembled in the gardens. It took a steady course tqthe north- 
east, and the day being exceedingly favourable it had a mag- 
nificent appearance. At a quarter before six it was seen fast 
approaching the town of Stratford-on-Avon, and soon after 
the intrepid aeronauts we'e landed in safety at the village of 
Clifford, within a mile of Stratford. For some time after- 
wards the splendid machine was exhibited in -an inflated 
state to the admiration of hundreds of persons who were at- 
tracted to the spot. <**•«£?• 3J r _/ûftS6 



" Mr. Graham's recent AscENT.-On Tuesday afternoon 
the town of Hinckley, Leicestershire, was the scene of consi- 
derable animation, in consequence of it haying been announced 
that Mr. Graham would make an ascent. The whole of the day 
was extremely boisterous; notwithstanding which, however, some 
hours before six o'clock, the time appointed for the ascent, 
several thousands of spectators assembled, amongst whom were 
the greater proportion of the respectable inhabitants. About 
four o'clock in the afternoon the town was visited by a tremen- 
dous thunder storm, and it was greatly feared that it would 
prevent the ascent, owing to the great difficulty which attended 
the inflation of the balloon. The tempestuous weather con- 
tinuing, the friends of Mr. Graham strongly advised him to 
postpone his aerial voyage, but he'resolutely refused, express- 
ing his determination not to disappoint the public, even if it 
blew a hurricane, at the same time Mr. G. expressing his full 
confidence that he could manage the balloon with equal safety 
in boisterous as in fine weather. At six o'clock, the balloon 
being sufficiently inflated, Mr. Graham entered the car, amidst 
the most enthusiastic cheers of those assembled; it was gene- 
rally supposed that he would be accompanied by some gentle- 
man, but that was not the case, possibly arising from the tem- 
pestuous state of the weather. Everything being completed, 
the cords were loosed and the ponderous machine rose rapidly, 
at the time blowing and raining hard. Owing to the thickness 
of the atmosphere, the balloon was soon out of sight. Much 
astonishment and admiration were manifested by all present at 
the intrepidity of Mr. Graham in ascending in such weather. 
During the time the balloon was up it thundered and lightened, 
and some anxiety was felt by Mr. Graham's friends at the pos- 
sibility of the balloon being struck by the electric fluid. At 
ten minutes past seven o'clock the balloon descended safely 
in a fi<dd, about 13 miles distant from the place of ascent, and 
Mr. Graham at rived at Hincklev with the balloon shortly after 
nine. Mr. Graham describes his trip as very grand, from the 
extr ordinary appearance of the clouds and the flashes of vivid 
lightning which were visible considerably beneath him. Whilst 
up Mr. Graham was necessitated to bale the water out of the 
car, owing to the torrents of rain that fell. He describes the 
cold as very intense when up to the utmost altitude, which was 
more than three miles. 



BALLOONING/ &M' âfk. W& 
On Friday Mr. Graham ascended m'a balloon from Warwick 
Racecourse/accompanied by a Mr. SteeL, and descended in the 
parish of Fawsley, Northamptonshire, having travelled about 
twenty-one, miles' in an hour and ten minutes. — Leamington Spa 
Courier. 



FROM 



BALLOON ASCENT 
eSli , .„, WARWICK. 

Mr. Graham ascended in his balloon from the race 
course on Friday </v Soon after twelve o'clock the infla- 
tion commenced at the gas house in the Sa!tisford,;ind 
about three the ballooo was conveyed to the course 
whence it was to ascend. There was a great number 
of people assembled on the course, in their carriages, 
and several ladies and gentlemen were on the stand,' 
and a considerable quantity of foot people attended' 
the ascent. At twenty minutes past three o'clock Mr. 
Graham, accompanied by Mr. T. Steel, of the Butts, 
Warwick, entered the car, and everything being in a 
secure state, he made a most beautiful ascent, amidst 
the applause and cheers of all assembled. Having 
reached a proper altitude the balloon passed over the 
Earl of Warwick's pleasure-grounds, and proceeded 
on, leaving the Castle, Leamington, and Southam to 
the right. " Here," says our informant, " the people 
looked like crows, and the sheep like mice." They 
next crossed over Priors Marston village, and hero 
Mr. Steel expressed a wish to enter a black cloud and 
lose sight of the earth. Having thrown out 
a sufficient quantity of ballast, they ascended 
very quickly, and entered the cloud, but found it so 
cold that they were soon glad to return. At this time 
they prepared for a descent, which, with little trouble, 
they effected in a grass field, called Rough Field, in 
the parish of Fawsley, Northamptonshire, in the occu- 
pation of Mr. Thomas Key, and a short distance from 
Sir Charles Knightley's Park. They were assisted by 
those who resided near, and quitted the car in perfect 
safety in the presence of Lady Knightly, her son, 
daughter, and nephew. They had now travelled about 
twenty-one miles in an hour and ten minutes, having 
alighted at half-past four, and Mr. Graham supposes 
that the greatest altitude he attained to be about three 
miles and a half. The parish where they settled is 
about five miles from Daventry, aud having procured a 
post-chaise and assistance, they immediately set out 
for Warwick, the inhabitants of which place were ex- 
tremely anxious as to the result of the ascent. Soon 
after ten they entered the town in a chaise and four, 
preceded by a band of music playing " See the con- 
quering Hero comes," amidst the loud acclamations 
of the multitude assembled at the Warwick Arms to 
receive them, and the welcome greetings of their 
friends. This is the 182d ascent made by Mr. Gra- 
ham.— Leamington Courier. J<4.1 J/ / a 



MANCHESTER MUSICAL FESTIVAL. 

FIRST DAY MONDAY. +*i/. /*./£. Mf£ 

The Collegiate Church was prepared for this occasion with good 
taste. The fronts of the galleries were covered with crimson 
paper, divided in Gothic panels, to correspond with the architec. 
tural style of the church. The seats were covered with crimson 
cloth, and the temporary supports partook of the warm, red tone 
of the crimson hangings, while all the ornaments were massive 
gold to the eye. The galleries could contain each 800 persons, and 
that of the patrons was eighty-one feet high, gracefully sweeping 
downward to the orchestra. The whole church was calculated to 
hold an auditory of 3,000 persons. 

The theatre was prepared for the concert by making one grand 
apartment of the stage, within which the orchestra was placed, 
the audience part of the theatre remaining unaltered. But for the 
grand ball, draperies of crimson and white were attached to the 
roof, and floated away to the walls where they were attached at mid- 
height, converting the whole theatre into one splendid pavilion, 
from the centreof which hung the chandelier which was so admired 
at the Wellington dinner. A temporary saloon or gallery for a 
refreshment-room, 200 feet long and thirty feet wide, was thrown 
over Charlotte-street to connect the theatre or pavilion with the as- 
sembly rooms, and the whole formed one grand suite of apartments, 
superbly decorated, and capable of accommodating eight thousand 
persons. 

The people of Lancashire are musical, especially those of Man- 
chester, where many Germans and other foreigners have naturalized 
a taste for the science ; and the enthusiasm and expectation was at 
its height on Monday, at which time the hotels and lodging houses 
were crowded, and a spare bed was a rare thing. In the morning 
the shops were gaily decked with attractive " festival articles," 
and were thronged with country visitors. At noon the merchants 
and manufacturers let their servants and work people at liberty, 
and the poor shared with the rich the enjoyment of the day. 

At noon there was an exhibition of fruit and flowers in the Town 
Hall, the walls of which were painted in gay landscapes, and formed 
an admirable background to the plants. Tables divided the room 
into three promenades, two being covered with melting fruit and 
the rest with flowers. There was a pavilion of stained glass 
containing the charity-box, which was not unattended to. The 
prizes were distributed, and the display of the fire-police, of which 
Manchester is justly proud, attracted the observers to the streets, 
where the agile firemen went through a mock-battle with the ele- 
ment, and paraded their activity, to the satisfaction of the crowd. 
We can hardly conceive a more useful display. 

At four o'clock Mr. Graham was to have ascended in a balloon 
from the gardens called Vauxhall, but the weight of a bailiff with 
his writ, (who seized the balloon as security for some debt, of 
which, he said, he suspected Mr. Wild, the proprietor,) proved too 
great for all the gas that could be obtained, and the disappointed 
crowd dealt rather roughly with Mr. Wild, and Mr. Graham's elo- 
quence was necessary to appease their resentment. 

At eight o'clock the hall commenced, and was kept up with great 
spirit till eleven. TheDuke of Brunswick and other foreigners, se- 
veral noblemen, members of Parliament, aud gentry were present. 
Supper followed ; and the dance being renewed at midnight, was 
continued with unabated spirit till cock-crowing, when the Lan- 
cashire witches vanished, with all their spells. 

SECOND DAY TUESDAY. <S ' yti ■ / J ■ . J>3 £ 

The first grand performance of sacred music began at eleven 
o'clock; the galleries, filled with ladies and gentlemen, of whom 
the former were in number as six to one, spanned the lofty arches 
and received the light from the windows of stained glass in many 
gorgeous tints. Sir George Smart's arrangements were made, his 
rehearsals over, and the performers took their places. The band 
was led by Mr. F. Cramer, accompanied by Mr. Mori ; principal 
second, Mr. Wagstaff. It numbered in all 160 performers of high 
taleDt. The choral singers amounted to 134, and were under the 
superintendence of Mr. W. Wilkinson and Mr. George Holden of 
Liverpool. Among the band were about 40 individuals of the 
Philharmonic Society. The audience were nearly 3,000 in num- 
ber, the patrons' gallery alone yielding 840/. 

The theatre in the evening was gaily crowded for the concert, 
the ladies still predominating in numbers. 

In the mean while the out-of-door people were amused with the 
ascent of the balloon, which rose pleasantly, and hovered over the 
townas if lôThake amends for the disappointment of the previous 
day. 

Mr. Graham, after half an hour's trip in the air, descended at 
Carrington Moss, Cheshire, about eleven miles from Manchester, 
and returned to town within two hours. 

THirtD DAY — WEDNESDAY. 

The Collegiate Church was again full without a crowd. Se- 
lections from Handel, Mozart, Neukbmm, Marcello, and Spohr, 
were performed. 

The concert in the evening attracted crowds to the theatre, which 
W»3 Tery gaily aud completely Uiwcged, 

We regret to learn that in the midst of the entertainments Mali- 
bran was taken ill. She sang in the quartett from Fidelio, and ac- 
quiesced in the encore for the duet with. Caradori Allan. In this 
last piece her exertions were prodigious, taking a fearful shake at 
the top of her voice with her customary daring enthusiasm. The 
storm of cheering, which followed the stupendous essay was still 
unabated, when the unfortunate idol of an enraptured audience, 
who but a moment before was lighted up with fire and animation, 
sank in an exhausted state under the effect of her excitement. Me- 
dical aid was resorted to, and she was bled in the green room, and, 
after the performance was over, was removed in a chair to the 
Moseley Arms-hotel, where she is staying. Mr. Willert, one of 
the members of the musical committee, came forward and addressed 
the company, announcing the indisposition of Malibran, and re- 
questing their indulgence to allow Caradori Allan to take her part 
in the quintett from Cosifan Tutte, and to permit De Beriot to play 
a piece, instead of the duet between him and his wife. The speech 
of Mr. Willert was well received, but there was a strong expression 
of sympathy ifor the unfortunate condition of the prima donna. 
Towards evening she grew better. Her attack was spasmodic, and 
doubts of her being able to sing again during the festival threw a 
damp over the audience. 

FOUUTH DAY THURSDAY. 

The ré%ipts for the festival by the sale of tickets and books 
amounted before the festival commenced to 10,5921. 15s. 6d. ; and 
by Wednesday night, 12,500/. had been received. 

The church in the morning was again crowded, notwithstand- 
ing the unavoidable absence of the chief attraction, Malibran. 
Madame Caradori Allan, Miss C. Novello, and Mrs. H. R. Bishop, 
sang her music. The audience applauded the favourite per- 
formers as they entered the orchestra : Dragonetti and Lindley 
were particularly distinguished. The concert in the evening went 
off extremely well. 

Four " gentlemen " from London, visitors to the ball on Mon- 
day, were taken up to-day for picking pockets, and remanded till 
Saturday. 



Mr. Graham, accompanied by Mr. T. Street, of Warwick, 
ascended in his balloon from the Race Course, near that 
town, on the afternoon of Thursday. The balloon on rising 
took a south-easterly direction, and remained visible nearly 
an hour. The descent was about five miles from Daventry, 
at a quarter past four o'clock, after travelling twenty-six 
miles in an hour and ten minutes. Mr. Graham and his 
| companion returned to Warwick at ten at night.^J^- Jfl AFJ& 



*.'**> fit*****- J?4Ji4l*'/3?3t 

Mr. Graham ascended in his balloon from the 
Montpelier Gardens, Cheltenham, on Thursday last, accom- 
panied by two gentlemen named Warburton and Forte. 



Mr. Graham made a trip from the Montpelier Gardens, Chel- 
tenham, to Broadway, on Thursday week. A dark cloud en- 
veloped the balloon a few moments after it quitted the earth. 

[The gardens are still occasionally opened for the ascent of the 
balloon; but the entertainments, the fire-works, imitations, and 
other accustomed displays, ought of themselves to be sufficiently 
attraciive. In fact, they are so much so that the balloon may be 
said to bo seen for nothing, the other entertainments being well 
worth the price of admission.] */c^« 17 . /</* 3 b 



Aerostation.— Mr. Graham gives the following account of 
the balloon voyage on Tuesday, from Manchester:—" The 
greatest altitude he attained was from two and a half to three 
miles, and, after having been in the air upwards of half an 
hour, he found himself over a place the appearance of which 
not a little perplexed him. At his extreme altitude it looked 
like a large wood, but, on descending a little way, he found it 
to bear the appearance of a marsh or bog, and he was in no 
little, perplexity as to effecting a safe descent, as on the one 
hand was this unknown charybdis, while, en the other, was a 
scylla in the shape of a piece of water, which proved to be 
the winding of the Mersey. At length, finding himself mid- 
way between these two, with the whole weight of his person 
he pulled open the valves as wide as possible, so as to make 
a rapid and nearly perpendicular descent. He came with 
perfect safety to the earth, the grappling irons having taken 
effect within fifty yards of the edge of Carrington Mosg, 
Cheshire, the place the appearance of which had so much per- 
plexed him, and at a short distance from the bank of the river 
Mersey. Carrington Moss covers a space of about 755 statute 
acres, and that part of its boundary where M>. Graham 
alighted is about eleven miles from Manchester. His descent 
wis accomplished at exactly a quarter past five o'clock, so that 
he was juat three quarters of an hour in the air. The descent 
having been observed by some persons in the neighbourhood 
immediate assistance wbs afforded to Mr. Graham, amongst 
others particularly by Robt. Williams, Esq., of Sale Lodge, who 
succeeded in procuring for him the only suitable vehicle in the 
neighbourhood, in which Mr. Graham returned to Manchester 
accompanied by two gentlemen of Carrington, and bringing 
with him the balloon, which did not sustain the slightest in- 
jury. He arrived at the Vauxhall Gardens at a quarter before 
ten o'clock the same night. The great delay, and, in fact, the 
total stoppage, in the process of inflation which took place on, 
Monday, arose in the first place from the gas being conveyed 
to the balloon through a tube only three inches in diameter - 
and the descent of the tube to the balloon was another disad- 
vantageous circumstance ; but probably the main cause of the 
disappointment was a fact which was not discovered till the gas 
pipe was taken up, when it was ascertained that in that part of 
the tube which was imbedded in the earth there was a large 
hole through the pipe, apparently corroded, and into which 
some earth had dropped and almost choked up the pipe.'yjf3 f 



i/Zf* *r/W&& 

Mr. Graham made a second ascent from the Mont- 
pellier-gardens, at Cheltenham, on Thursday last. After 
attaining a considerable height, the balloon took a north- 
easterly direction, and in a few minutes entered a dense cloud, 
after which it was lost sight ot by the multitude. We under- 
stand the adventurers made a safe landing in the vicinity of 
Broadway. — Glocestcr Journal. 




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AS IT APPEARED AT THE OPENING ON THE 2 n . d JULY, 1833. 



Providential Escape. — Mr. Graham attemptea to ascend 
in his balloon at Chelmsford, on Thursday se' n night, but 
failed from want of gas. On Friday a second attempt was 
made, accompanied by Captain Gape, but the power was 
not sufficient to carry up both, and the Captain resolved 
to go alone ; he was, however, with some difficulty per- 
suaded to forego his purpose, which from his inexperience 
might prove dangerous ; and Mr. Graham, determined to 
gratify the anxiety of the concourse of people assembled, 
again got into the car, but it still refused to rise. Some of 
the crowd injudiciously called out "the Captain," whose 
courage immediately got the better of his prudence, and 
he rushed into the car, which then rose sideways, brush- 
ing the trees in its progress, and he could with difficulty 
keep his seat. In passing over the House of Correction, 
the car caught one of the chimneys, which suspended 
Captain Gape over a chevaux-de-frize, upon which, he 
was momentarily in danger of being precipitated, but he 
providentially extricated himself and remained at the top 
of the building. The balloon thence rose, continued in 
sight about an hour, and suddenly fell at Little Baddow, 
Essex. The populace were so delighted with the courage, 
and so happy at the preservation of Captain Gape, that 
they carried him in triumph round the town. His /ather 
resides at Saint Albau's, and we understand the Captain 
greatly distinguished himself at the memorable battle of 
Waterloo. ^ ^, #, / ^ 2< . 



Perilous descent, of Mr. and Mrs. Giuham; from the ac- 
count of Serjeant White, of the Marine Boat, in his own 
words.—" About twelve o'clock on Monday last, the 1 Jtli of 
November, having heard that the balloon was to ascend at 
two, p.m. from the market-place at Stonehouse, and observ- 
ing, from the way in which the wind blew, that should the 
ascent take place, the balloon must take a direction seaward, 
and also observing that no boats were oat in the direction in 
which it was probable the balloon would descend, I was in- 
duced to wait on Mr. Graham, and asked him if ho had 
resolved to ascend at the time advertised in the hand-bills, aj 
the same time remarking to him, that I could not observe any 
boats on the look ont ; that considerable danger would attend 
his ascending, as it appeared almost certain the balloon would 
be driven to sea, but that I would apply to Colonel Vinic.mibe, 
the Commanding Officer of the Royal Marines, for permission 
for the Royal Marine boat, under my command, to be in wail- 
ing oil' the Mcw-slone, in which direction 1 thought it pro- 
bable the balloon would descend. Mr. Graham immediately j 
expressed himself highly sensible of the kindness of my oiler, 
and replied, that ' be was determined to ascend at the time 
appointed, let the wind and weather be what it might, for he 
would not deceive the public;' and earnestly requested me to 
obtain Colonel Viuicombe's leave, which I did, and imme- 
diately proceeded with my boat's crew to the south-west of 
the Mew-stone, about one mile. About live minutes before 
three o'clock I observed the balloon approaching in the direc- 
tion of south; I then immediately made all sail, steering 
right before the wind (the balloon at that moment altering ils 
direction to the south-east) and ordered each of the crew to 
man his oar, and give way. I fired several muskets in the air. 
in order to attract the notice of Mr. Graham; but it was not 
until after the balloon had passed me that I observed Mr. 
Graham waving a flag, as a signal for me to follow him ; the 
balloon at this time" was drifting rapidly. A few moments 
afterwards I observed it strike the water, about two miles 
ahead of inc. In the course of about twenty minutes I ran 
my boat betwixt the car and the balloon, and found Mr. and 
Mrs. Graham clasped in each other's arms across the car, 
which had upset, and which, as the balloon rolled in a most 
tremendous manner, dragged them at intervals completely 
underwater. Mrs. Graham being in a most exhausted state, 
my orders to my men forward on the larboard side of the bow 
were to lay hold of her, get her clear of the ear, and take her 
on board as quickly as possible ; and which, with the utmost 
difficulty, they succeeded in doing, the balloon taking such 
sudden "and frequent yaws, and being quite unmanageable. 
At the moment of taking Mrs. Graham into the boat, the bal- 
loon sheered away to port, preventing the possibility of the 
men retaining their hold of the cords, &C. attached to the car 
and balloon ; the cry became general, that the balloon with the 
car had broken from them, and that Mr. Graham would he 
lost; this, although dreadfully exhausted,. Mrs. Graham heard; 
and she exclaimed, in a most frantic manner, ' For God's 
sake, save— O save my husband.' By steadying my taizen- 
sheet, I shot ahead, and once more regained the car, and wit h the 
greatest difficulty succeeded in taking Mr. Graham on. board, 
his thigh being jammed betwixt the hoop and the car. At 
this time the balloon was dragging the boat with great velo- 
city, and the ropes and netting belonging to it being entangled 
in the boat, masts, and men, I was apprehensive that the boat 
would be upset ; and Mr. Graham being of opinion, that if 
we could not succeed in finding that particular rope which 
opened the safely valve, it would be very dangerous to hold by 
the car any longer (the bow of the boat being at intervals 
pressed under water) recommended that we should cut away 
all. This I ordered to be done, and in a moment the balloon 
ascended very swiftly, taking with it the car, end on, in the 
direction of south. The boat*s crew voluntarily stripped 
themselves of their jackets, &c. for the purpose of covering- 
Mr. and Mrs. Graham, as they lay in the after-part of the 
boat. I then directed the crew to strike the masts, and give 
way with their oars towards Yealm-point, that being the 
nearest place which it was possible I could reach. I now 
observed three vessels bearing down upon me, which proved 
to be his Majesty's cutter Harpy, her tender, and Mr. Whidbey's 
yatcht. 1 was hailed, by the Harpy, Lieut. Macdonald, who 
asked me 'if I had saved Mr. and Mrs. Graham, and if I 
wanted any assistance?' I answered, that ■ I had succeeded 
in saving them, and that I did want assistance, and for that 
purpose wished to go on board to speak to him.' Fie imme- 
diately hove his vessel round, and I dropped alongside : on 
arriving on board, I stated to Lieut. Macdonald that I had 
Mrs. Graham in the stem-sheets of my boat, in a most dis- 
tressing state, and that my intentions were to have gone into 
Yealm, birt that I apprehended Mrs. Graham could not sur- 
vive, as it would take at least two hours to pull the boat to 
thai place. He then ordered Mr. and Mrs. Graham to be taken 
on board the vessel, and placed in bed, wrapped in warm blankets, 
&c, and ordered my boat to be taken in tow : he immediately 
made all sail towards Plymouth, where we arrived about six, or 
half-past six o'clock. I dispatched my boat on shore to the 
Royal Marine Barracks, to get a suit of Mrs. White's apparel for 
Mrs. Graham, which was "in a short time brought on board. 
Having landed them at Stonehouse-quay, ï procured a chaise, 
and accompanied them to the Crown Hotel, Devonport. I cannot 
help remarking on the firmness and fortitude displayed by Mrs. 
Graham in the very alarming and dangerous situation in which 
she was placed— a situation in which very few females could have 
conducted themselves with the steadiness and coolness she did. — 
Mr. Graham is also eminently entitled to praise, for the manly 
and courageous manner with which he supported his suffering 
partner, and for the firm consistency with which he conducted 
himself throughout the whole of his arduous trial. 

v W, WHITE, Colour Serjeant Royal Marines." 



MR, 



Twenty-fifth 




GRABÂMS 



Ascent. 



In consequence of numerous solicitations 

Mr. GRAHAM, 

THE AERONAUT, 

Begs leave to announce that he intends making his 

Twenty-fifth ascent, 

FROM THE GARDENS OF 

WHITE CONDUIT HOUSE, 

PENTOJVVILLE, 

On Thursday next, June 23rd, Wl 

When he hopes to merit the Patronage of his numerous 
friends and the Public at large ; and having already taken 
■kighteen different persons with him on his several Aerial 
Excursions, without either of them having sustained the 
slightest injury, he trusts they will have confidence suf- 
ficient to see their Friends leave terra firma, without 
feeling any sensation of Alarm. 

Admission to the Gardens 2s. 6d.— Children $ Schools ls.6d. each. 

A Military Band will be in Attendance. 

Graham, Printer, Poland Street. 



Aerostation. — Wednesday^was the lime appointed for 
the ascent of Mr. Graham's balloon, at the White Conduit 
Gardens. Among other inducements which ornamented 
the gay posting bills, announcing the spectâèk»}- was- « 
statement that Miss Stocks, the young lady who escaped 
with life at the time of Mr. Harris's catastrophe, would 
accompany Mrs. Graham in the aerial regions. This was 
well imagined, as to all true lovers of shews, the sight of 
a Lady, who had ascended in a balloon, and barely 
avoided destruction, about to subject herself to similar 
dangers, must be peculiarly agreeable. Accordingly, long 
before the apparatus was prepared, the Gardens were 
thronged with persons, on the very tiptoe of expectation 
to see this dauntless female. The machine was, however, 
filled, innumerable pilots were sent up, guns were fired, 
Mrs. G. took her seat, and still no Miss Stocks appeared. 
What the reason was, whether sufficient gas could not be 
procured, or Miss Stock's heart failed her, remains a secret. 
Certain it is, however, that Mrs. Graham ascended alone, 
although in a very delicate situation : she exhibiled no 
signs of alarm, but waved her flags, and smiled triumph- 
antly. The machine rose uith majestic slowness, in a 
north-east by east direction. Unfortunately, it had scarcely 
proceeded beyond the limits of Ihe Garden, when it de- 
scended among the neighbouring houses. By freeing it of 
some of its ballast, it again mounted, and continued its 
course in the same direction, at about a hundred, or one 
hundred and fifty feet from the ground. The premature 
descent of the balloon occasioned great anxiety for the 
safety of the fair traveller, and the company in the gardens 
made a simultaneous rush from theuce to the adjacent 
fields. The "machine rose again, however, to a moderate 
height, and was again borne slowly before the wind. The 
greater part of the company returned to the' gardens of the 
tavern, and there awaited anxiously for some" tidings of the 
aeronaut, of whose return they had been confidently as- 
sured. Various reports were circulated in the course of the 
«veiling, some of them of a disastrous nature; but at 
length, on the return of Mr. Adams, and others who had 
set out wilh the purpose of meeting Mrs. Graham, it was 
learnt that she had alighted in safety, and in excellent 
spirits, near the Green, at Stoke Newington. The com- 
pany, generally, however, appeared in some uncertainty, 
until the arrival of Mr. Graham himself, about 10 o'clock, 
who publicly assured them, of Mrs. Graham's safety. 



MRS. GRA HAM, THE A ERONAUT. 

The following narrative has been sent us by a correspond- 
ent:— ?i~?y<r 3& /j>ZC? 
SIRS. CtRAHAM's own account. 
*' In consequence of the heavy thunder-stonn, the infla- 
: tion of the balloon was protracted a considerable length 
j of time, which caused the ascent to take place much 
; later than was originally intended. About six o'clock 
• I was sent for (the arrangements being complete), from a 
I lady's house in Warren-street, where Mr. Graham had pre- 
i viously placed me and Miss Stocks. I accordingly entered ths 
ground and took my seat in the car, where I remained full 20 
minutes before we could find Miss Stocks, (who cot being 
aware that every thing was ready, had gone with some friends 
to take tea); in consequence of this delay after tile gas had 
been turned off, the wind being brisk caused the balloon to os- 
cillate a great deal, and Mr. Graham having before he started 
I on the road to overtake me, left the safety valve at bottom 7 
' open, in case of much expansion when in the air, that I 
should have less trouble. The oscillation of the machine 
caused a great deal of gas to escape, and when, at length, Miss 
Stocks took her seat, it was found that there was not suf- 
ficient ascending power to carry both of us. Mr. Graham 
accordingly requested her to relinquish her sett, when 
the spectators pressing round the car, eager to be the 
| last to touch it, caused a still longer delay, and when I 
\ really was about to ascend, I was obliged to leave a consider - 
j able 'quantity of ballast behind, and passing juit over the tops 
I of the neighbouring houses, BhotfM have descended, had I not 
! discharged the remainder of the ballast, by which means I 
I saved myself from an untimely end.T he car became entangled 
with the coping of a house; but .by pushing my ioet against it, 
' it was disengaged, and I then passed down a street, the car as 
low as the second floor window», and the monstrous machine 
swaying from one side of the way to the other. I now antici- 
pated immediate death, and nothing can exceed the exertions 
of the people in the street, and at their windows, to arrest its 
progress ; but they failed, and 1 desired them not to alarm 
themselves for my safety— that I trusted in Providence that 
nothing serious would befal me. ' Throw out the ballast, 
throw out all from die car,' was the general cry of the multi- 
I lude. I took their advice, and threw out all except the seats, 
when 1 began to attain a greater altitude, and passed above 
Islington church, the. steeple of which was thronged with 
people, who hailed ne as I passed, many attempting to 
shake me by the hand- The balloon floated horizontally about 
20 minutes, neither vising nor falling, but going gradually on 
an equilibrium. I passed over the New-rivev, on the banks 
of which were a gre.tt number of persons, wIk huzzaed as I 
passed over their heads. The evening being vert? clear, I could 
sec St. Paul's md every other church polis, per- 
fectly well; and the èpenery before m 

I got near Mr. Barr'sJ&ursêry, a gust. ' ov -r the 

top- of the balloon, ytlfi\ 
hi a very short time. lÂoached the earth, *SLn 
on luvmeaia^wo 
rthrougha ree, and. descend.: 
my delight, the first person that caught hoid ol the 
car was my husband. I stepped out directly, and in a tew 
minutes multitudes of persons rushed into tge field. I then 
accompanied a gentleman to the house of Mr. I aw tree, Spring- 
"arde*- -cottage, Newington -green, where Ï was treated with 
the greatest politeness and kindness by Mr. an -I Mrs. Bawtree 
aM their daughters, also by Mr. Whitwell, of Strahan-place, 
to whose house I \vas afterwards invited. During this time 
Mr. Graham, assisted by Mr. Adams (who h,>.d followed the 
balloon in a gig), were engaged packing Up uw balloon, when 
they were surrounded by a set of brick makers and others, 
who, instead of rendering them any assistance, took a delight 
in injuring the property as much as possible; one man, in 




almost cut to pieces. This-attack was caused because Mr. 
Graham would not give them more beer, he haying already 
presented them with 16 gallons. At length the machine was 
recaptured, and placed in the care of the landlord of the Green 
iVIan Tavern, where it still remains. About 10 o'clock I re- 
turned to White Conduit|House perfectly safe and well, witn a 
sincere hope that my next ascent will be still more gratify, 
ing to my friends and the public, as they may be assured 
that ascending with a balloon is more pleasing to me than any 
other amusement." . 

We understand that numerous applications hare already been 
made to Mrs. Graham, that she will ascend from the same 
olaceacwa next week. . 



Mr. Graham ascended in hip btlloon'from vfiuxball 

(.aroens, Bath, o;> Friday. He was accompanied by a 
Mr. Adams, The balloon remained in sight about fortv 
minutes, ana descended at Ramsbnry, Wilts, about 4(3 
pmes irons Bidli. ' They were up one 'hour and a quarter. 



— =r *- 7*24 

MR. GRAHAM'S ASCENT FROM BATH. 

Bath, July 19 Thunder-storms, racing, and ballooning 

have this week been almost frightening Bath from her pro- 
priety. Our races commenced on Wednesday last, but unfor- 
tunately a dreadful storm of thunder, lightning, and rain, com- 
menced before them. So early as nine o'clock the rain began 
to pour, but notwithstanding the good citizens of Bath plodded 
their weary way to Lansdown, the place where the races are 
held.— Arrived there, a most extraordinary phenomenon met 
their sight— A dense cloud seemed to rise from the earth towards 
the west, and collecting into a round ball, drove over the plain, 
scattering the rain with which it was charged in its progress.— 
The darkness caused by it was so great that the spectators could 
not see each other two yards apart. Some of course thought 
that the earth had numbered its days ; and it was really amus- 



;port v 

indifferent— the Somersetshire Stakes of 25 sovereigns each, 
with 100 sovereigns added, were won by the Honourable Mr. 
Fellowes's Eclipse. 

On the evening of Friday Mr. Graham made his promised 
ascent with his balloon from the gardens. The evening was 
beautiful, and the crowds collected on the adjacent hills were 
immense. The company within the gardens was but small, 
which is much to be regretted, as Mr. Graham generously as- 
cended for the benefit of the Bath General Hospital. 

The ascent was announced to take place at five o'clock ; but 
it was half-past six before it took place. At that time both 
aeronauts (Mr. Graham, and a Mr. Adams from London) took 
their seats in tne car, and the balloon immediately rose with 
them, clearing the surrounding trees in gallant style, and 
soaring aloft in a manner at once stately and majestic. After 
attaining an immense height, the setting sun threw its golden 
lustre upon the machine, and made it appear quite transparent. 
It remained in sight about 40 minutes. At first its direction 
was north-east, but it afterwards veered round to the east, in 
which quarter it disappeared. 

Mr. Graham has given the following account of the excur- 
sion : — 

At half-past six we rose with considerable rapidity from the 
earth, and when we had attained a good elevation the view was 
magnificent and striking beyond all description. The sun was 
just setting, and the splendour of its appearance, combined 
with the harmony of every thing around, strongly tempted me 
to exclaim with the immortal Milton — 

" These are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! " 
One object on the earth attracted our attention soon afterwards. 
This object presented the appearance of a crawling animal, 
something like a crab, and afforded considerable merriment 
both to Mr. Adams and myself. This extraordinary pheno- 
menon I have since ascertained to have been nothing less than 
a horse with a man on its back ! We floated on an equilibrium 
for some time, and then began to ascend. Our highest 
altitude was about three miles; but the barometer haying re- 
ceived some injury, I cannot, without further examination, de- 
termine the exact state of the atmosphere. The gas did not 
expand a greatdeal. After remaining in the air almost an hour 
and a half, we began to think of descending, and I opened the 
vaPve for that purpose. As we approached terra Jirma, how- 
ever, it appeared very woody, therefore we threw out ballast, 
(60lbs. of which we took out with us) and continued to float along 
at a moderate height. After doing so, for twenty minutes, we 
descended at a quarter before eight between two woods, near 
Bambury, Berks, 46 miles Bath, in perfect safety. The 
place of descent was quite private, and consequently we had 
considerable difficulty in finding our way. Having packed 
up the machine, and procured a conveyance, we set off and 
arrived a Sydney Hotel, Bath, at eight o'clock next morning. 



MR. GRAHAM'S ELEVENTH ASCENT. 

(From the Taiinlon Courier, Aug. 25.) )8*4 
The failure in Mr. Graham's attempt to ascend from this 
town on the 16th instant, incited him to the most anxious exer- 
tions to compensate for the disappointment he had occasioned. 
Arrangements were accordingly made for his ascension with 
his balloon yesterday, and a large elevated field, opposite the 
gas-works in Holway-dane, Was selected for the purpose. On 
this spot the tanks, and other works for generating the hydro- 
gen gas, were erected. Mn Graham having announced that 
the field should be thrown Opeh, grtttli, to the public, and that 
he should rely on the voluntary contributions of those asseen- 
bled, published a particular statement of his expenses, by which 
it appears that his disbursements amounted to upwards of 3C01. 
The free admission to the field occasioned it to be filled at an 
early period of the day by a vast multitude of spectators, many 
of whom had arrived from distant parts of the country. Car- 
riages of every description surrounded the ground, many of 
them filled with a display of female grace and beauty. Stands 
were erected for the accommodation of spectators, and booths, 
in which supplies were served out for refreshing the thirsty 
pedestrian, appeared in various parts of the ground. A party of 
cudgel-players from Wedmore displayed their science in an ad- 
joining meadow, on an elevated stage; and Various homely 
amuseanents enlivened the scene. The day was calm, clear, and 
of uncommon loveliness — the sun having shone, without inter- 
mission, from the earliest dawn ; the sky was in consequence 
delightfully blue and cloudless. At 12 o'clock the process of 
inflation commenced, and, as the hour advanced at which the 
ascent was expected, the anxiety of the multitude became pain- 
fully intense, from the apprehension that some mischance might 
again frustrate the attempt. Mr. Graham had, however, very 
discreetly availed himself of the voluntary services of some 
highly scientific gentlemen, to whose honourable efforts no in- 
considerable praise is due for the admirable arrangement of 
the process. As we stated last week, this was Mr. Graham's 
first experiment with pure hydrogen gas, his balloon having on 
all former occasions been inflated with carburetted hydrogen 
from the gas works; but as oil-gas is too heavy for the 
purpose of aerostation, that obtained from the establish- 
ment in this town was inapplicable to the purpose. His 
materials of iron and vitriol were therefore brought from 
Bristol at a considerable cost, and Mr. Graham is in- 
deed entitled to the greatest credit for having spared neither 
pains nor expense in redeeming his reputation from the disad- 
vantage occasioned by his recent failure. The process of infla- 
tion commenced at 12 o'clock, and the balloon became rapidly 
distended; so rapidly, indeed, that the net work not having 
been thrown over in sullicient time, it was near escaping from 
the grasp of the assistants — the consequence was, that upwards 
of 5,000 cubic feet of gas escaped through the valve ; and soon 
after four o'clock it was ascertained that no more gas could be 
generated than was sufficient for the ascent of one person. 
Mrs. Graham, and one or two other aspirants for the honour 
of accompanying the aerial voyager, were therefore compelled 
to forego their intentions. At 20 minutes before five o'clock, 
Mr. Graham took his station in the car, and the cords having 
been simultaneously loosened, the balloon majestically rose to 
the infinite delight of the immense concourse of persons as- 
sembled, who hailed the intrepid aeronaut with continued shouts 
of applause. The balloon took a south-eastern direction, and 
moved calmly through the air onwards, and the sky being de- 
lightfully clear and serene, the spectacle was perhaps us in- 
teresting' as any of the kind ever witnessed. A few minutes 
after Mr. Graham ascended he threw out his travelling cap, 
and soon after a roll of paper, for the purpose of affording in- 
creased levity to the balloon. After sailing steadily through the 
air for about" 20 minutes, the balloon, when about a mile in 
height, was gently impelled in a south-westerly direction, in 
which it continued until a few minute.'; past mx o'clock, when 
Mr. Graham prepared for his descent, which was safely effected 
about 20 minutes after six, in an oat.-field occupied by Mr. R. 
Broom field, about a quarter of a mile south-east of the village 
of Upottery, Devon, distant from this town about 12 miles. 
From the clearness of the sky, the balloon was in sight the 
whole time, from the moment of its ascending to that of its 
descent below the horizon. 



MR. GRAHAMS BALLOON. 

Bit iim;e water, Sept. 8.— About five o'clock in the afternoon 
of Tuesday, the 7th, the inhabitants of Bridgwater, in Somerset- 
shire, about 12 miles north-east of Exeter, were surprised by l!ie 
appearance of Mr. Graham's Balloon, which had ascended 'from 
Exeter at four o'clock, and was seen rapidly 'descending, vvilh 
two persons in the car, at the apparent distance of about two 
miles southward of that town. A great number of persons im- 
mediately hastened towards the spot, and soon discovered that. 
Mr. Grahftm, with Mr. Cuilutn, a young gentleman of Exeter, 
had safely alighted in a large field belonging to Henry Coles, 
Esq., of Park, near the village of North Petherton. The young 
gentlemen of Mr. Crosswell's school having discovered the bal- 
oon, followed its course for some distance, and on its descent, 
assisted some labourers in securing if, which was easily effected, 
the weather being fine, with but litlle wind. The Balloon was 
taken without injury to Mr. Coles's house, where Mr. Graham 
and his adventurous young companion received the most polite 
attentions. Mr. Graham stated, thathc. had not been more than 
an hour on his aerial voyage from Exeter, although soon ai'lcr he 
ascended he met with a carrent, which drove the Balloon ra- 
pidly lowards the English Channel ; but. upon ascending higher 
it took a different course towards the north east. He supposed 
they must have attained an elevation of nearly three miles, from. 
whence they entertained a distinct and beautiful view of the 
English and Bristol Channels, with the. intervening country. 



if, 




Mr. Graham,accompanied by a gentleman named Hobro, 
ascended in his balloon on Monday, at Worcester. The aeronauts 
had not proceedéatâToefore they came down again; but by taking 
off their coats and hats, and putting every thing out of the car except 
the grappling irons, they re-ascended ; a current of air then carried, 
them against a house, and several bricks fell into the car, which they 
carefully discharged, and leaving the grappling irons in the gutter, 
once more ascended gradually. After having reached an altitude of 
two miles anifca kaif, they began to descend, and alighted safely in a 
field ahout five miles from Evesham. J^/> / & Zl, 



After two successive days of disappointment, Mr. Graham 
ascended in his balloon from the new cricket-ground at Brighton, 
on Wednesday, at three o'clock. Before the ascent, it was sub- 
mitted to the company whether a lengthened voyage or a descent, 
'within sight of Brighton, would be preferred, when the general 
opinion appeared much in favour of the latter arrangement. The 
day was favourable and the ascent magnificent, but the breeze was so 
light that the balloon was propelled at a rate not exceeding that of 
the horsemen who followed its course over the Downs. Mr. Graham 
descended not far distant from Lord Chichester's lodges on the Lewes 
road, a distance of three miles, in perfect safety, within sight of 
the heights near the cricket-ground. He was accompanied by a Mr. 
Slee. and remained in the air about half an hour, ûi/- /cP2~tf 



[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] 



Brighton, Friday, Oct. 8, 1524. 
Mr. Editor.,— That justly-celebrated aeronaut,Mr. Graham, 
arrived here the early part of the last week, and announced 
his intention of making another aerial ascent. Public ad- 
vertisements to this effect appeared in all the Papers, and 
placards were posted up in every direction, and as generally 
circulated through all the towns and villages adjacent ; i and 
Tuesday, the 5th, at 2 o'clock, (wind and weather permitting,) 
was the time he proposed for this magnificent spectacle. The 
spot selected for the exhibition and the ascent, was Ireland's 
Pleasure Grounds, which are patronized by his Majesty, and 
numerous nobility. Workmen were actively employed in the 
erection of a platform, and laying down pipes from the Han- 
over Arms Inn, for the purpose of inflation. A very consider- 
able space of the lawn was enclosed by poles and tarpauling, 
immediately in front of the Banquetting-roora, from the windows 
of which many hundreds of persons were accommodated with 
an uninterrupted view of the whole of the proceedings below. 
Mr. Graham's arrival with his splendid balloon and ear, was 
no sooner announced than numbers of persons repaired to the 
Gardens to inspect it, and the various interesting apparatus con- 
nected with this truly beautiful aerial mac'-iue ; and the 
general interest it excited fo the moment of its ascent, can 
be fairly judged, from the eagerness of all classes to get a 
sight, prior to its departure to higher regions; 

" Where gods on thrones celestial seated, 
" By Jove with bowls of nectar treated." 
The balloon is composed of 1117 yards of silk in alternate 
stripes of white and crimson; it is the largest silk balloon that 
ever ascended, and was manufactured by Mr. Graham, Artil- 
lery-lane, Spitalfields. There are 76 gores, and it is encirpled 
in the centre by a zone of green silk of 40 yards. It is capable 
of holding 50,000 cubic feet of hydrogen. Its transverse dia- 
meter is 37 feet 6 inches, and longitudinal is fifty-nine. The 
cost of the balloon alone, independent of the car, &c. was £765. 
Mr. G. has made 9 ascents in it, the one prior to his last here, 
was at Worcester. The extraordinary beauty of the ear at- 
tracted more than ordinary attention ; and being suspended 
from the ceiling of the Banquetting-room, three or four feet 
from the floor, it could be viewed more minutely, and with 
considerable effect. It is of an elliptical form, of about 6 feet 
in length, and little less than half in width. The design of the 
whole is very handsome, and its beautiful decorations are so 
suitably conceived, that it cannot have been a work of any 
common genius. The signs of the zodiac are painted around 
the canopy, and crimson festooned curtains, trimmed with gold 
lace, and long bullion tassels, are below. In the lower part of the 
the car are two cane seats of open work; and side-pockets 
are formed in the interior lining for provisions, and instru- 
ments for scientific purposes ; the whole is attached to the 
canopy by gilt columns, which are perforated for ropes to pass 
through. The inside is covered with purple velvet, and the 
exterior is decorated with allegorical devices from the heathen 
mythology ; and the aeronaut is represented as soaring in his 
balloon over their godships' heads. At each end is a female 
gilt figure, one holding a wreath, and the other blowing a 
trumpet. 

The immense quantity of rain that fell during the night 
previous, and up to one o'clock on Tuesday, rendered the day 
exceedingly unfavourable, not only for aerostation, but for 
those to whom such a sight is ever interesting. The Royal 
Gardens appear to me to have been most admirably adapted 
for the occasion, from their being So peculiarly situated in a 
valley, on the Lewes road, surrounded by hills that resemble 
cones, and which rise to a very considerable elevation. 

Though all the preparations and arrangements for ascending 
on the Tuesday, as advertised, were made, yet the weather 
would not permit an ascension until Friday. Both on Tuesday 
and Wednesday Mr. Graham shewed a readiness to venture 
into the air in spite of wind ancLweather ; but the assembled 
multitudes would not permit him. 

On Thursday morning the weather appeared to be more un- 
settled than before, and as early as ten o'clock a Mr. Bealby, a 
friend of the aeronaut, accompanied by the proprietor of the 
Gardens (Mr. Ireland) gave public uotice that it would be im- 
possible to gratify public expectation *t so unfavourable a pe- 
riod of wind and rain. These gentlemen had previously con- 
sulted the Magistrates, and the principal inhabitants and visitors, 
who fully concurred in the course they had adopted. 

Friday. — This day, from the early part of the morning, was 
remarkably fiue for the ascent, and, therefore, public curiosity 
was more excited than on the former days, judging from 
those within the inclosure — the number of vehicles of every de- 
nomination that lined all the public roads, in near counection 
with the Gardens, which were filled with beautiful and ele- 
gantly dressed females — together with the solid masses of spec- 
tators who had occupied the more elevated grounds : the 
sight was at once unique and splendidly magnificent 



Mr*. Firzherbert was in a part of the Banquetting Koom titter! 
up expressly for her accommodation, and among the compauy I 
observed persons of the first rank ; to whom Mr. Graham humbly 
hegs to acknowledge his deep sense of gratitude for their distin- 
guished patronage and support. 

Precisely at twenty minutes past three o'clock, the aeronaut 
entered the car, accompanied by Mr. Ireland, who (upon the 
machine being raised) was much disappointed in finding his 
weight too great, although three bags of ballast had been thrown 
out to accommodate him. A Mr. Foard then stepped into the 
car, who shared the same misfortune from a like cause. The 
next gentleman for aerostatic fame, was Mr. Slee, jcm. wine- 
merchant, Brighton, who was pronounced by Mr. Graham to 
be no impediment to the buoyancy of the balloon. Those 
around, who held the car, were signalled by Mr. G. to loose 
their hold : when thus deprived of all earthly bonds, she rose in 
the most steady and majestic manner possible to be conceived, 
amid the acclamations of upwards of 30,000 spectators. The 
band at the same interesting moment struck up the natioual air 
of" God save the King." The aeronaut had conceived a plan 
for staying the balloon, when it soared about seventy feet in 
heigth, in order to afford the surrounding thousands an oppor- 
tunity of viewing it for the space of 10 minutes. A frieud of 
Mr. G. was desired to carry the grapple iron, which was 
affixed to a patent cord, of about 70 feet in leugth, on the other 
side of the tarpauling enclosure (this was previous to the ascen- 
sion,) and such was the degree of nicety of its ascending power 
that Mr. G.'s friend had the complete command of the aerial 
voyagers, who were drawn in direct opposition to the current 
over a considerable portion of the lawn, without the enclosure 
to the astonishment and delight of all who beheld so extraor- 
dinary and so interesting a feat— unique in the extreme in the 
annals of aerostation. Mr. Graham dropt a piece of white 
tissue paper as a signal to his friend to cease his hold of 
the grapple, for soaring to higher regions. Mr. G. and his 
companion (the latter, it is but justice to say, appeared calm 
and collected) waved their hats high in the air, and bade adieu, 
for a short time, to their friends below. A more beautiful, or 
a more magnificent ascent, was uever, perhaps, seen in this or 
any other country. Its course, upon rising to about a quarter 
of a mile in altitude, was N. E. but getting into, a lighter current, 
it took an eastern direction, which it continued to do, until it 
was hovering about a mile and a half high over the neighbour- 
hood of Bevendean, when Mr. G. finding the balloon was going 
fast to the coast, very vusely let out a portion of the a gas , 
and descended into an opposite current, which carried them 
more inland over the village of Falmer, near which they de- 
scended precisely at three minutes after four, amid hundreds 
of pedestrians and horsemen, who had followed them, not only 
from the place of ascent, but from all parts adjacent. 

The Account of the Aeronaut and the Gentleman who ac- 
companied him.— After they had soared in the air about half a 
mile in height, the balloon was then sailing in a north-easterly 
direction. The car was then lightened of about four pounds of 
ballast; it immediately ascended to about three quarters of a 
mile, from which time till they arrived at the height of one mile 
and a half, they pursued an eastern direction, hovering over the 
villages of Bevendean and Ovendean, a distance of about four 
miles. Finding that the current was fast carrying the balloon 
to sea, the aeronaut let out a sufficient quantity of gas for a 
gradual descent, to get into a lower current, which carried them 
in the direction of Falmer, over which they remained almost sta- 
tionary for fifteen minutes. At this particular crisis the aeronaut 
and his companion observed a great number of horsemen, and 
groups of pedestrians, hastening to a small coppice near Falmer 
who very wisely dispersed themselves into two bodies, to reuder 
the voyagers assistance in their descent. The grapple iron was 
east from the car, which was caught by one of the equestrians, 
and was immediately secured by the surrounding groups. The 
aeronauts alighted, the gas suffered to escape, the balloon and 
apparatus taken into safe custody by Mr. Graham, who, with 
his friend, was invited by Mr. Woodman, of Mud-house Farm 
near Falmer, to partake of some refreshment, until a vehicle 
could be provided for their return. At five minutes before six 
o'clock they returned to the Hanover Arms, at the Royal Gar- 
dens, amid the acclamations of thousands. The band received 
them with " See the Conquering Hero comes," and closed with 
the uational air of" God save the King." Mr. Graham has de- 
sired me to add, that he was never more liberally dealt with 
nor was he ever supplied with gas before that possessed the 
qualities of performing what the Brighton gas has actually per- 
formed ; which, in the aeronaut's opinion, is the purest gas 
for illumination he ever witnessed. To the surprise of Mr. G 
he was aetualy supplied by a three-inch main, in a low situa- 
tion, to the surprising distance of two miles, and to the astonish- 
ment of the inhabitants of Brighton. The balloon was suspended 
four days and four nights, undergoing thirty-seven showers of 
rain, accompanied by heavy squalls of wind from the sea, which 
carried the tarpaulin inclosure, several hundred yards in len°-th 
to a coneiderabledistati.ee. Mr. G. cannot conclude the above' 
statement, without expressing his deep sense of gratitude to 
the Gas Company, as a body, and to Mr. Adams, their engineer 
whose exertions and ability deserve the highest commendation! 

The great and unremitting exertion which was made by Mr» 
G. to insure the favour of the public, has been crowned with 
unprecedented success, and it is not saying too much, to assure 
the public that his gratitude is commensurate with their liberal 
patronage. 

I am authorized to state from Mr. Graham, that it is with 
deep regret he read, in common with others, of the melancholy 
accident that betel Mr. Sadler, jrui. in his late ascent from 
Bolton, and whom Mr. Graham acknowledges to have possessed 
intrepidity and intelligence unequalled in the annals of aeros- 
tation . 

I am also empowered to say, that Mr. Graham win, with 
the greatest pleasure, in consideration of Mrs. Sadler's heart 
rending loss, make an ascent from Oxford, for the exclusive 
benefit of the widow and orphan, provided it meets the appro- 
bation of this worthy and ill-fated young aeronaut's relatives 

Mr. Graham will ascend the week after next, at Canterbury 
t the weather should be any way favourable foi- such a voyage! 
Yours, &c . j}_ 






»p PiTttuggion of m Uutiuwititfl 



And under the Auspices of a Numerous and Respectable Committee of Gentlemen of the City. 



MR. GREEN, 

THE AERONAUT, ' 

Respectfully informs the Inhabitants of PERTH, and its Vicinity, that he intends, on 

FRIDAY FIRST, the 11th inst. 

Weather permitting, to make an Ascent with his 

FROM THE BARRACK YARD, PERTH, 

Permission having been kindly granted for that purpose. 

Tickets of Admission to witness this stupendous aerostatic machine, to be had at the 
Post-Office — at thfi Principal Tnns — of the Gentlemen comprising the Committee — and of 
Mr. Green, Mrs. Leuchars' Lodgings, Atholl Street. — Persons not providing themselves with 
Tickets will be admitted to the Barrack Yard on payment of One Shilling each. 

Should the weather prove favourable, Mr. G. purposes conveying persons to a given height 
during the confinement of the machine by ropes. 

^^ The Ascent will be notified by the Launching of a Pilot Balloon. 

The following is extracted from the Chelmsford Newspaper of the 17th May, 1831, as being the account given by 
two Ladies who accompanied the Aeronaut in an excursion from that town : — 

" On first leaving the place of ascent, several towns and villages were immediately presented to our view ; and after 
having been in the air a few minutes, and Mr. Green having disencumbered the car of the grappling iron, we had to 
contemplate one of the most imposing views imagination can picture. The Maldon River, with all its beautiful wind- 
ings, appeared like a rivulet of silver, while the ocean, illumined and gilded by the rays of the setting sun, looked like 
an immense sheet of polished metal, Half-an-hour had now elapsed, and a height reached, according to Mr. G.'s calcu- 
lation, of rather more than a mile, without experiencing the least inconvenience : the excursion, in fact, was a series of 
pleasurable sensations without a moment's pause ; and, so perfectly unconscious were we of any motion, that we were 
only aware of our descent by the earth's appearing to rise to meet us. After remaining suspended for nearly three- 
quarters of an hour, Mr. G. allowed a small portion of the gas to escape. We were much surprised at the effect it had 
on the balloon, which at this moment appeared to us like a body of burnished gold ; and, notwithstanding our great 
height, we felt so extremely warm, that we could have thrown off' our shawls and bonnets. We stood up in the car to 
survey the surprising scene : a small cloud in the direction of Colchester and Harwich hid those places from view, and 
the smoke of London rendered that city invisible ; but we saw the river Thames, the Kent Hills, and a wide extent of 
country in that direction, and almost all around us. When nearly over Baddow, Mr. G. directed our attention to some 
ponds of water, which had not the least resemblance to what they were, but looked like patches of silver in the green 
and brown earth. The foilage of the trees exhibited a great variety of colour, from the freshest green to deep yellow 
and red. One patch of trees on Danbury Park looked singularly beautiful ; and some clusters that we saw resembled 
sea-weed of a crimson tint. 

" On crossing a pasture field, we were diverted by the appearance of a flock of sheep, whose forms to us were entirely 
lost, and presented no other appearance than of so many eggs on a smooth turf: horses, coaches, carts, and men, which 
sometimes seemed in motion, bearing a proportion according to the distance from which we viewed them. 

" The hedges everywhere could be distinctly seen ; and the whole circumference looked like a garden on a great scale. 

" On nearing the earth, Mr. G. called to several persons who were beneath us, when two gentlemen on horseback 
leaped over the hedge and came to our assistance. We reached the ground without the least peril, and were welcomed 
to the house of Mr. James Bell, of Baddow; after partaking of that gentleman's hospitality, we returned to Chelmsford 
with our friends, who had overtaken us with a conveyance to carry us home. We shall long remember this journey 
through the air with delight ; and we feel particularly grateful to Mr. Green for his kindness, in permitting us to ascend 
with him, and for his polite attention. " E. Kennett, 

May 14, 1831. « H. Kennett." 

It is Mr. G.'s intention to visit the Theatre in the Evening, 
on his return to Perth, after the Descent. 



PERTH: PRINTED AT THE POST-OFFICE. 



Mr. Green's Balloon. — Mr. Green ascended from Dum- 
fries on Friday last (the first event of the kind in that town\ 
and the Dumfries Courier says :— " The highest altitude to 
which the aeronaut attained was, as near as he could calcu- 
late, three-fourths of a mile, and though his flight scarcely 
lasted 15 minutes, he cleared in that time, counting not as crows, 
but as human beings travel, a distance of five and a half miles. 
The moment he appeared to be nearing the Craies' heights, a 
simultaneous rush took place from the spot whence he as- 
cended ; various streets were emptied of their population, and 
the rush which ensued resembled, to some extent, the letting 
out of waters, from the anxiety that existed to reach a higher 
point of elevation. But in this many were disappointed, 
and it was only such as previouslj stood on heights 
that witnessed equally the ascent and descent. At 
the hour of ascent a shower fell, and a smarter one 
after Mr. Green had crossed the Craigs, which of course con- 
densed the gas, and brought him to the ground sooner than he 
had anticipated only a few minutes before, when he threw 
our ballast, and got up into an upper current, which changed 
almest entirely the course of the balloon, impelling it right in 
the direction of the sea. Mr. Green himself would have had 
no objections to cross the Sol way, and revisit his good friends 
in Whitehaven; but as he knew a post chaise had been, or 
would be dispatched in quest of him, he felt averse, inde- 
pendently of other considerations, to disappoint friends some- 
what nearer home. The first descent was natural and easy, and 
occurred at a spot called the Isle of Man Moss. The grappling 
iron took a firm hold of the earth, and would have enabled the 
voyager, with a little assistance, to finish his cruise with com- 
parative ease ; but very unfortunately a line broke, which Mr. 
Green uses for the purpose of shaping the balloon like a para- 
chute when the gas becomes suddenly condensed, and thus 
checking the velocity of the descent. Failing in his aim, the 
machine presented aconcavity which enabled the wind to act 
on it with great force ; and in this manner the car was dragged 
along — now up, and then down— and rebounding over mossy 
brows, after a manner very fearful to witness. The first persons 
that reached the spot seemed afraid to act, probably from the 
dangling of the grappling iron and car, and it was not till 
Mr. Green had repeatedly informed them that his life was at 
6take, that ihey enlisted their '* thews and sinews" in the 
service of humanity. The first force applied was insufficient, 
.ind one man who by clinging to the car, was lifted at least 
twenty feet high, was so much astonished at his novel 
position, that from the moment his feet retouched the sod 
he declined to re-engage '* in sae kittle a trade." But 
as the crowd swelled, a relay of hands was easily procured, 
and in the end the mighty mass of silk was arrested, 
and Mr. Green rescued from his perilous berth — bruised con- 
siderably, but still able to walk without assistance, and 
superintend the mooring of his air-ship, its cock boat, 
thecal, and grapple, an anchor in every sense of the word. 
The spot where all this occurred, and which bears no parti- 
cular name, is within fifty yards of the Lochar, on the Craigs 
side, and very near a crazy wooden bridge leading to the Racks 
hamlet or village, and a moss farm named the ' Auld Mill.' 
Thither Mr. Green proceeded, accompanied by a great crowd, 
and was received in the kindest manner. Mr. A. Fraser and 
a friend followed Mr. Green on horseback, and though their 
progress was impeded by the badness of the road, they were 
the first to greet him from the town of Dumfries. A post- 
chaise started shortly after, in which were Messrs. Rankine, 
Gregan, M'Diarmid, and Mr. Green's brother, as also a trum- 
peter, to announce by his instrument that help was at hand. 
The vehicle was directed to proceed by ihe Isle of Man Moss, 
where, perhaps, chaise never penetrated before; but its pro- 
gress was speedily stopped ; Mr. Rankine leaped out, followed 
by Mr. Gregan, and was the first friend on foot who shook 
hands with the aeronaut. The scamper across the moss, which 
was most amusing, embraced a distance of two miles ; and we 
can ourselves attest that the road is as rascally a one as ever 
we travelled. But a steep hrae is nothing to a stout heart — 
and just as little a succession of bogs, brows, and ditches; 
and when the chaise had been ordered round to the Auld Mill, 
the balloon packed in a cart, and the gratifying fact ascertained 
that 
party repai 



the aeronaut had sustained no serious Jnjury, the 
repaired to the farmer's spence." Co*-***'. JytAs/- /kju 




MR. GREEN'S 



ASCENT. 



Balloon Statistics. — Few people are aware of the expense 
of a balloon, or the tear and wear to which it is incident. The 
air-ship which Mr. Green launched inDumfries is 48 feet from 
top to bottom, and 108 feet in circumference. When the car 
is attached the height is exactly 60 feet. To fill it to the bent 
would require 25,000 feet of gas. This, however, is rarely 
clone, as the gas expands greatly when the air becomes rare- 
fied, converting every thing like slackness to a degree of ten- 
sion that might lead to very dangerous results in the absence 
of a pilot to regulate the valve. When Mr. Green landed in 
the neighbourhood of Whitehaven, the lower part of the bal- 
loon had become so much collapsed that his companions thought 
it impossible he could re-ascend, and were only disabused of 
their error when he weighed anchor a second time, and 
" screwed the high heavens till lost in the blue." The mate- 
rial of the machine is composed of double sarsenet, which, 
even in the raw state, costs 274/. To fashion it properly re- 
quires great dexterity and art, and is withal so tedious an 
operation, that Mr. Green's present air-ship was more than 
five months on the stocks, with the carpenters working at it 
the whole time. But the siik must be varnished as well as 
sewed ; the netting, which weighs about 3 cwt., is composed 
of the finest Italian hemp ; and, altogether, the cost of an air- 
ship, such as we saw here, is above 500L sterling. A balloon, 
without netting, would be like a ship without a rudder, cord- 
age, and masts. By pressing on all sides equally the netting 
imparts to it considerable strength, and it is by the same means 
that the valve ropes are worked, the car attached, and the ma- 
chine kept down during the process of inflation. What is 
called tear and wear is constantly going forward, and every 
balloon that has seen much service, is as much patched 
as a beggar's doublet. Out of 110 ascents Mr. Green has 
made 65 in his present yacht, which is oftener, we suspect, 
than the best British bottom ever crossed the Atlantic. The 
time a balloon will last is not very well ascertained, as much 
depends on the purity of the gas, preservation from damp, and 
indeed the chapter of accidents generally ; but if the owner 
has been at all active, it becomes at the end of five or seven 
years as crazy as a kirk condemned by a Presbytery, or a fri- 
gate stricken with dry-rot, like Don Miguel's double deckers 
in the Tagus. On one occasion the gas furnished was so im- 
pure, that it required from three to four hundred yards of silk to 
repair the damage occasioned by singeing. It was stated last 
week that a heavy shower fell while Mr. Green was in the 
air ; the spectators one and all noticed the circumstance, and 
one individual who pitied the œronaut, was answered by a 
wag — " Him wet! how can he be wet with such a splendid 
umbrella over his head." This, however, is a mistake ; 
the rain follows the form of the balloon, soaks the netting, and 
gushes into the car, exactly like water from the house-tops. 
Repeatedly Mr. Green has been wet and dry again in the 
course of ten minutes, owing to sudden changes of atmosphere, 
and not unfrequently has been compelled to cut holes in the 
bottom of the car, to allow an element a free passage that ham- 
pered him more than all the ballast he originally carried. It 
is a mistake to suppose that the clouds contain moisture in a 
state of rain, and we have Mr. Green's authority for stating, 
that the noise produced by rain leaving a cloud, resembles the 
buzzing of an immense swarm of flies and bees. This is the 
first part of the process of «rial distillation, and on nearing the 
earth, when the finer particles mix and form globules, the 
sound emitted resembles a shower of peas, or small stones 
suddenly rattled on the extensive surface of the balloon. A 
very beautiful phenomenon is sometimes witnessed at alti- 
tudes varying from one to two miles, viz., a fac simile of the 
balloon beautifully limned on the upper surface of a cloud, and 
invariably encircled by three irises, exhibiting all the colours 
of the rainbow. During his aerial excursions, Mr. Green has 
been accompanied by eighty persons, and has had repeatedly, 
to use his own words, " two ladies up at a time." Whether 
maidens naturally lovely are rendered more angelic by soaring 
like the eagle in bis loftiest flights, may admit of much doubt ; 
but thus much is certain, that every lady who has courage to 
step into a gas-drawn chariot, gets married immediately ! The 
greatest altitude Mr. Green ever attained was three miles 200 
yards, as ascertained by a very excellent barometer. His 
longest flight was fifty-eight miles, perfoimed in two hours 
and three quarters. In 1827 he rose from Preston, in Lan- 
cashire, and descended at Preston, in Yorkshire ; and the dis- 
tance, thirty-seven posting miles, was executed in twenty- 
seven minutes— being nearly at the rate of 100 miles per hour. 
—Dumfries Courier. S±/J-. ZS'SJl- 






Coronation Balloon ! ! ! 



UNDER THE 

Patronage 

OF THE 

RIGHT WORSHIP* 
FUL THE 

MAYOR, 




AND A 



Committee 



OF 



Gentlemen. 



MR GREEN, 



M tT 



<*-// 



Who had the Honor to Ascend at His Majesty's Coronation, by 
Order of Government, 

Respectfully announces to the Nobility, Gentry, and otto* Inhabitant» 
of Newcastle and its Vicinity, that he purposes* 



At 3 o'CIoek in the Afternoon, 

MAKING HIS 




From that well known commodious Situation, the 

JTUJiTS 9 FIELD, 

Belonging to Major Anderson,, 

That Gentleman having most kindly given Permission. 
A Committee of Gentlemen Will be formed, for superintending- the 
Arrangements, and attending- to the Comfort and Convenience of those 
Persons who may honor Mr G. with their Attendance. 

Order of Signals. — A Gun will he fired to announce the Commence 
ment of the Inflation : a second Gun will be fired, and a Pilot Balloon 
launched when the Process is completed ; and the Ascent will be notified 
hj a third Gun, and a second Pilot Balloon. 

To afford the Public as ample an Opportunity as possible for inspect- 
ing the Balloon, the Doors will he opened at 11 o'Clock. 

1 gpjp- The Entrance to the Field will be through Nuns' Gate, New- 
gate Street.— Tickets of Admission to Witness the Process of Inflation, 
attaching the Car, and launching the Balloon, 2s. each, may be had of 
Mr Tadman, Perfumer, Mosley Street ; Mr Edgar, Printer, New Circu- 
lating Library, Pilgrim Street ; and at the Newspaper Offices. 

For the Accommodation of select Visitors, more particularly Ladies, 
an Enclosure near the Balloon will be fitted up, with Seats and other 
Conveniences— Bands of Music will also be stationed in the Enclosure- 
Admittance to which, One Shilling extra. 

tft The Balloon, Car, and Appendages, are now exhibiting at the 
Turk's Head Long Room, Bigg-Market, Newcastle, where it will remain' 
till the Day of Ascent. -•■*.« 

Mr G. begs leave to state, that the Turk's Head Long Room, (which 
commands an eligible View of the Ascent) will be open for the Reception 
of select Visitors— admission to which, Three Shillings. 

EDGAR, -PRINTER, PILGRIM STREET, NEWCASTLE. 



\\ 




THE 



BALLOON 



Under the Patronage of the Worshipful the Mayor of Stamford, 
and following Gentlemen, as a Committee : 

Mr. Newcomb, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Nickolls. 

Mr. Thos. Mills, Mr. Turnill, 



Mr. GREEN 

Begs to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Public, who wish to be present during the 
ASCENT of the BALLOON to-morrow, that Waggons and secure Seats will be provided 
within the spacious Yard of the Gas Company's Station, and that the best Preparations 
will be made to insure commodious and convenient Situations to witness the Process of 
Inflation. 

The Filling of the Balloon will commence at TWELVE, and the Ascent will take 
Place at THREE o'Cloek. 

The ROYAL SOUTH LINCOLN BAND, by the Permission of Captain Smith, will 
attend on the Occasion. 

Mr. G. requests that those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to honor him with 
their Company will provide themselves with Tickets, to prevent Delay at the Doors. 



STAMFORD, 1st July, 1825. 



NEWCOMB AND SON, PRINTERS, 



*/%£/ BALLOON ASCENTS. 

Mr, Charles Green, accompanied by his brother, made 
his 28th ascent Mondayjast from the Eagle Tavern, City- 
road, amid the cheers, of an immense crowd of persons. A i 
finer ascent never took plate, and so steady was the pro- 
gress of the balloon, that it remained in sight, more than 
an hour. Miss Stocks, who fell with. Mr. Harris at Croy- 
don, was among the crowd, and excited very general notice, 
—The following is the account given by Messrs. Green, of 
their voyage: — 

" At half-past five o'clock the balloon left, the earth, 
amid the cheers of thousands of spectators— and as we 
passed over the metropolis, we heard the shouts of the in- 
habitants in the différent streets. To give the public a 
more distinct view of the machine, as it moved'wifh gran- 
deur and sublimity through the atmosphere, we determined 
not to attain too great an altitude. Our course was west 
by south south west, and on crossing the River Thames, 
we passed directly between Waterloo and Blackfriars' 
bridges. The River Thames, with its serpentine form, ap- 
peared to the naked eye not larger than a boa constrklor. 
When we were at our greatest altitude, St. Paul's did not 
appear to be larger than a dog-kennel, and the Monument 
not bigger than a walking-stick ! When at a distance of 
about 4000 feet from the earth we liberated a pigeon. It 
has been stated, that it consequence of the extreme rarity 
of the air at such an elevation, a pigeon cannot use its 
wings ; but we found, the moment the pigeon left the car, 
it flew with ease and rapidity in a zigzag direction towards 
the earth, till we lost sight of il. The thermometer varied 
from 69 to 75 ; the barometer, on leaving the earth, stood 
at thirty inches two-tenths, and when at our highest eleva- 
tion it stood at twenty-one five tenths, giving an altitude 
of about a mile and three-quarters. We passed through 
slight currents of air, and at times the earth was completely 

obscured from our view by detached bodies of vapour. 

We did not pass through asiugie cloud, and our voyage 
was very pleasant. Having been in the atmosphere about 
an hour and three-quarters, we determined on making our 
descent, the country appearing open and convenient for 
the purpose. The first sound we heard on descending was 
the barking of a dog; the barometer then stood at twenty- 
six inches, which shewed that we were about three-quar- 
ters of a mile frdm the surface of the earth. Having reached 
the earth without any concussion, and finding the spot on 
which we landed was a ploughed field, and unfavourable 
for emptying and packing up the machine, we agreed that 
one of us (Mr. Geo. Green) should alight; he did so, and 
Mr. Charles Green re-ascended, and proceeded onwards to 
a grass field about a quarter of a mile distant, on the estate 
of Lady Glynn, in the parish of Ewell, a distance of nearly 
two miles from Epsom, where a safe descent was effected, 
with the assistance of a number of country people. Havin^ 

Ïacked up the balloon, we started in a chaise and four to 
.ondon, and arrived at the Eagle Tavern about 11 o'clock 
the same night. To the directors and engineers of the In- 
dependent Gas Company, we feel ourselves particularly 
obliged, for their activity and good management 

" CHARLES GREEN. 
" GosnelUtreet, « GEORGE GREEN. 

" Monday night, 12 o'clock, April 4." 

A vast crowd of persons had assembled at the Eagle 
Tavern when the Messrs. Green arrived, and great pleasure 
was expressed at their having made so fine an ascension, 
and at their descent and return. 



, „ _ - , .. On Easter-Mon-V 

day Mr. Green, the aeronaut, accompanied by his brother, ascended./ 
in a balloon from the Eagle-tavern, City-road, and after being i»S 
the air about two hours, descended in safety two miles from Epsom. 
Mr. Graham-made a similar ascent from Kew-bridge, and also de- 
i scended without sustaining any injury A general public cemetery 



Mr. Green, the celebrated aëronautfimade 'his 29th as- 
cent on Wednesday sé'nnight, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
accompanied by his brother. The ascent was rapid, and 
almost perpendicular, and in two minutes the balloon be- 
came invisible. It soon afterwards reappeared, and seemed 
to be descending rapidly, when a quantity of sand was 
observed to be thrown from the car, which enabled the 
balloon once more to ascend, and it was again soon lost 
sight of. After remaiuing 35 minutes in the air, it de- 
scended in safety in a corn-field near H. Bell's, Esq. at 
Newbiggen, about three miles from Newcastle. 



On Saturday evening last Mr. Green made a fine ascent 
from the city of Worcester. The course of the aeronaut 
was nearly direct from Worcester to Gloucester, passing 
over the country a little to the eastward of Tewkesbury, 
at which town it was distinctly visible, as it was also at 
Cheltenham. The descent took place with the utmost 
safety, at five minutes past six, at Beauchamp, about three 
miles from Gloucester, on the Ross road. Mr. G. calculates 
that he attained the height of at least two miles, and had 
in his view at the same time, the cities of Gloucester, Wor- 
cester, and Hereford, the towns of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, 
Upton, &c. and theentire command oftheBritish Channel; 
which glorious prospect was only occasionally interrupted 
by the intervention of floating clouds. à**$ t tâ,/fi*2S" 



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York, Sept. 19.-The ascent of Mr. Green, the aeronaut, 
in his balloon, at a quarter past four o'clock on Saturday 
afternoon, concluded the public entertainments of the week 
at York. It took place from the Gas Works, which are 
situated on the Scarborough-road, a little beyond the city 
gate, called Monk-bar. The ascent was exceedingly beau- 
tiful and interesting, the balloon, with majestic grace, 
floating through the air, Mr. Green occasionally waving 
aflag towards the upward-gazing multitude, who cheered 
him on his mission to the clouds. No tidings have yet 
arrived of his descent. /0?2f 



Mr. Grken'k late Descent in Scotland.— The 
good people of Wamphray were much puzzled as to the real 
nature and character of the visitant who had thus come, as it 
were, to take their sequestered parish by storing Though they 
were all aware of the existence of balloons, few of them kne* 
whata balloon was like, and we need not wonder if they felt as 
much surprise as theSouih Sea Indians did on seeing a Stately 
bark bearing down with every sail set on their own remote 
isles of the ocean. The Esquimaux mistook a whaler for a 
great sea serpent— the Otaheitans, when they saw a sailor 
mounted on horseback, devoutly believed that he was paît and 
parcel of the same animal; and the children in particular, rcsid- 
ing in Wamphray, were equally at a loss to know what to make 
of Mr. Green's balloon. A knot of urchins, who first beheld it, 
ran, calling out, " Mither, Mither, oh, Mither! there a a 
great muckle thing fa'in frae the sky; it's no angel, but its a 
glitterin" (the sun was then shining on the 9 iir-ship.) A bsy, 
who had been herdinz the swine be! ongin* ta Mr. Carruthers, 
of Hillhouse, came running home, might and mam, anû 
seemed so terribly agitated that his friends actually tnougnt 
he had gone mad. Some minutes elapsed before he was able 
to speak, and then he gravely informed the bystanders that 
" a great muckle dragon had come over the hill, and lighted 
near the back of the stack-yard ; that it wad tak ahumrcu 
soldiers and mair to kill it, and that its sides were a red liM- 
bluid." By this time the " hale country side was asteer, tm 
strangers flocked so far from all quarters, that the tarmoi 
Kilbrook had all the appearance of a great hiring ÏWt. Mtn 
after the aeronaut must have been a good way on Ms reau w 
Carlisle, and quiet persons had retired to rest, a pos.cnaise, 
filled with servant lasses, and drawn by two clumsy w«tk. 
horses, came routing and rearing, and the company was . 
anxious to see the show, that they could scarcely be P, ersu ^;" 
to retrace their steps, although they were told "f-weyy™ 
at least four hours too late. Altogether, the people of Motut- 
dale seem to have been as much dumbfoundered at jit- 
Green's unexpected appearance amongst them as the ow w «c 
of Fife were when the great Lunardi crossed the * run» a» 
fell from the lift, and when some wag madea humorous buvt, 
of which we only recollect the fag-end — 

" They thought it was the last day, 
"And went to their houses to pray; 
•* But, to ! when the angel came doon, 
"'Twasonly Lunardi's balloen.i . / M c 

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1824. 



^OME mount their Hobbies; some in Coaches ride;— - 

And some there are who on the ocean glide — 

While myriads go on Shanks' two. legged mare, 

And groan and sweat beneath a load of care: 

Of grovelling souls like these let others sing ; 

But he who soars aloft on vent'rous wing, 

And overlooks the little world below him 

Shall have my lays, — aye all the world shall know him. 

What boots it, so he travel to the skies, 

Whether by wings or gas he takes his rise ? 

An angel's pinions could not raise him higher 

Than gas, pure gas, purg'd of its smoke and fire, 

That somehow he attains his elevation, 

And occupies the most exalted station, 

Is quite enough to cause our admiration. 



Who asks a-Mnonarch how ho got his throne 

To doubt his right were treason— 'tis his own, 

Who asks a minister who him appointed, 

His power was given him by the Lord's anointed, 

Who says a Bishop can be void of grace, 

Or, who denies the placeman's right to place ; 

When once a man is rais'd above his fellows, 

He plays the organ, and they blow the bellows, 

It matters not who raised him to his station 

He's up— They're down, and must pay adoration." 

Thus having prov'd that folks who are above us, 

Demand our praise whether they hate or love us, 

Son of the Air .' illustrious Green I greet, 

(Not Mr. Green, renown'd, of Tooley Street. 

Who bought " an orse," and in " a nay band" led him 

Who took him home, and in the cellar fed him.) 

But Green the Aeronaut, the flying wonder, 

The man who rides on clouds, and darts through thunder 

Who visits planets in his gay balloon— a 

Who dines with Sol, and sups with Lady Luna ; 

Who took a voyage at the Coronation^ 



* We should hope there are no radical rascals to be found among 
the «Twiniirmuhitude;' base enough to doubt, much less to deny, 
Ihese self-evident, and truly legitimate axioms. 

t When that magnificient and all-accomplished Prince George the 



To tell the Dog Slat* of its celebratiun. 
Who set the bells in planet jjlatwn ringingt 
Who heard the jolly dogs in Georgium singing! 
Who saw the inhabitants of Mercury frying|| 
And left the Paphian maids in Venus crying§ 
Who, home returning, called on General Mars, 
And talked of Waterloo, and British scarsï 



much consequence to be confined to this globe, employed Mr. Grekn 
to convey the glad tidings to other worlds. The herald of the air 
obeyed the mandate; and, like Hermes of old, he flew off to execute 
the will of Jove. 

+ It appears that the Aeronaut was specially directed to go first to 
his Canine Majesty, in order that, as his influence over mortals 
during the dog-days which were at hand, he might implore his 
Dogship, to ward off the dreadful malady of hydrophobia from all 
august personages; and fora similar reason, he was commissioned 
to pay his respects to Luna. 

+ We understand that the bells in Saturn rang so merry a peal as 
to " shake the spheres." 

X The song which the Georgians sung on the occasion, was the 
popular national song of" God save the King." Had Mr. Green 
thought of putting Atwood's Coronation Anthem in his pocket, no 
doubt the Georgians above, would have outdone the Georgians be- 
low; so perhaps, it is fortunate for musical fame of this country , that 
the Aeronaut forgot it. 

|| Mr. Green declares, that Mercury was too hot to hold him; 
indeed that the Inhabitants were literally frying; and yet (according 
to the best astronomical information, they are a very mercurial race 
of beings, and eat, drink and sleep as comfortably as the best of us. 

§ The lovely daugters of Venus were crying with downright envy, 
to think that their Adonis was so infinitely excelled by the Adonis of 
Britain. 

H While Mr. Green was discoursing with the God of War, he 
expatiated on the bravery and military talents of his Grace, the 
Duke of Wellington; and what is very extraordinary, old Mars 
declared, that Wellington was a lucky dog; but as for his bravery 



6 

The same advmCrous Green, who t'other night, 

Left Hackney hills to visit realms of light, 

Who threw his ballast out near Hackney steeple, 

And nearly blinded all the gazing people ; 

Who soar'd abeve the reach of human ken, 

Far, far beyond the " busy hum " of men, 

Who, while his car o'er Epping Forest rushes. 

Compares its mighty oaks to gooseberry bushes, 

The same advenCrous Green, who, when his flight was over 

Alighted in a clover field, and thought himself in clover. 

But ah ! his gas was spent alas ! 

And gone was his inflation, 
So down he laid upon the grass, 

In sad humiliation. 

The Essex louts soon throng'd about, 

Our hero of the skies, 
And as they tried to make him out, 

They star'd with wondering eyes. 

At length old Farmer Clodpole* spied,' 

The Aeronaut's balloon, 
And wanted to be satisfied, 

If Green came from the moon. 



and military talents, he did not know where they lay. This, certainly 
looks like envy on the part of Mars; might it not be that his Grace 
is as good a General as his Godship ? Two of a trade, they say, 
never agree. 
* This unfeeling-Clodpole, certainly deserves the reprehension of 



' ' For, look'ye, Mr. Lunatic, 

You've spoilt my field of clover, 

Therefore depend on't here you'll stick, 
Till you the blunt hand over." 

'< Indeed," cried Gkeen, " 'tis ticklish grounu 

And 'gainst the rules on high, 
To clap an Aeronaut in pound, 

Who, drops from yonder sky." 

But vain was all his rhet'ric now, 

And sad, indeed his plight, 
Ho wish'd to go, but knew not how, 

Old Clodpole held him tight. 

Ye high in pow'r, who guide the helm of state, 
This moral learn from Green's unwelcome fate .• — 
How high soe'er you lord it in the nation, 
Prepare yourselves for future degradation. 
For, when the gas that puffs you up is gone, 
And all your bags are empty — every one — 
E'en Farmer Clodpole will be great as you, 
And rig'rously will he exact his due ! 



every lover of science ; and we sincerely regret, that the adventurous 
aeronaut had it not in his power to have given the fellow a ride back 
with him to Hackney, in his balloon, in discharge of the supposed 
debt due to him for the damage done to his clover. 



Remember ! Green, in his aerial pride 
Was borne aloft, and elements defied; 
But when he dropt in Clodpole's luckless field, 
Lost was his pow'r, and he was forced to yield. 



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Thompson, Printer, 19, Great St. Helens. 



Under the 

Patronage 

of the 







Mayor 

and 

Magistrates. 



>^c<§c*g>^5>5>< 



mm, wBtsam 

Respectfully announces to the Inhabitants of N orthampton & its Vicinity, that the 

EXHIBITION of his MAGNIFICENT 

BALLOON, 

Inflated with Atmospheric Air, 

Together with the CAR and its Appendages, 

WILL COMMElNCE ON 

Saturday, July 3, 1824, at the County Flail, 

Where it will continue until Wednesday the 7th. 
Admission to the Exhibition at the County Hall, Ladies and Gentlemen, Is.— 
Servants and Children, 6d. : open each Day from Nine o'Clock in the Morning 
until Eight at Night. 

rr^r . -| «g* VJ<gB V^ VC!S ^JE» C— M 

ON THURSDAY, JULY 8, Mk 

At THREE o'Clock in the Afternoon, Mr. Green purposes making his 

17th AERIAL VOYAGE, 

From a commodious Situation, 

ADJOINING THE GAS WORKS, 

NORTHAMPTON. 

Tickets of Admission to witness the Inflation, attaching the Car, and Launching 
the Balloon, Is. may be had of Birdsall & Son ; Dicey Sf Smithson ; J. Abel ; 
J. Sharp, Mercers' Row ; of Mr. Green, at Mr. Tarelli's, Wood-Hill ; and 
at the County Hall. 

A Committee of Gentlemen will be formed for superintending the arrange- 
ments and attending to the comfort and convenience of those Persons who may 
honor Mr. Green with their attendance. 

BANDS OF MUSIC will attend, and an enclosure round the Balloon will be 
fitted up with seats for the accommodation of those Ladies and Gentlemen who may 
wish to obtain a more eligible view of the process of filling: Tickets of Admission 
to which, 3s. 

ORDER OF SIGNALS.— A Gun will be fired and a Pilot Balloon sent off to 
announce the commencement of Inflation; a second Gun will be fired when the 
process is completed ; and the Ascent will be notified by a third Gun and a second 
Pilot Balloon. To afford the Public as ample an opportunity as possible for in- 
specting the Balloon, the doors will be open at Eleven o'Clock. 

N. B. it is requested that Ladies and Gentlemen who purpose attending to wit- 
ness the Ascent, #c. will provide themselves with Tickets previous to the 8th, as 
will greatly facilitate the admission. 

The Balloon will be inflated with Carburetted Hydrogen or Coal Gas, the very 
superior advantages of which for the purposes of Aerostation were discovered by 
Mr. Green about four years ago. it was first used in his Ascent from the Green 
Park, at his Majesty's Coronation, and subsequently iu 14 other Ascents, with 
complete success : and it has now entirely superseded the use of pure Hydrogen. 

This stupendous Aerostatic Machine is composed of 700 yards of Silk, in 
alternate colours of Blue, Crimson, and Gold ; and its dimensions and appearance, 
when fully inflated, cannot fail to excite the astonishment of every beholder. It 
measures 107 feet in circumference, and is capable of containing 1 36,280 Gallons 

of Gas. ______ ___________________ 

Cordeux,. Printer, Bradshaw-Street, Northampton. 






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LINES ON THE 

dlscent of Mr. Green 

ACCOMPANIED BY A 

With his Magnificent Coronation 

BALLOON, 

FROM WARWICK, 

On the &th of August, 1824, being his 

19th AERIAL VOYAGE. 



YE Lads and Lasses of fam'd Warwickshire, 
Attention give and lend a willing Ear, 
Again the Muse to GREEN a Tribute pays, 
And owns him worthy of admiring Praise ; 
To him 'tis due, which Voices must acclaim, 
His enterprising Spirit stamps his Fame! 
Long must Reflection centre in the Mind, 
Who Genius love, and have a Heart refin'd. 

Near Warwick's Course (betimes a Sporting Scene, 
Whereon a gallant Race has often been,) 
The GRAND BALLOON majestic took its flight, 
While Thousands view'd the splendour of the sight, 
A Band of Music hail'd its fine Ascent, 
And paid a zealous, handsome Compliment; 
Amid the vast Expanse it graceful steef'd, 
The Skies resounding as the Concourse Cheer'd. 
Awhile could each the gay Machine descry, 
Till as a Blank it vanish'd from the Eye, 
Borne on the pinions of the heav'nly Wind, 
Mankind it left and fertile Earth behind; 
The verdant Meads— the Vallies deckt with Gram, 
Pomona's Treasure and the fleecy plain ; 
Like the last sunshine of expiring day, 
Its Beauty beam'd and then declin'd away. 
Amid the air its silky lustre spread, 
And with velocity a distance fled! 
Green's youthful Female Friend undaunted bravM 
The airy Region, and her Colours wav'd; 
Much praise to her is due from ev'ry Tongue, 
Who show'd such Courage in a^Age so young. 
At length in safety they descended down, 
Andsoonretum'd to WARWICK'S ANCIENT TOWN. 

By the Applause which GREEN'S great merit drew, 
Ye Sons of Britons ! be it mark'd by yo u ; 
Within your Hearts record his valiant Feat, 
And think how noble — how sublime the Treat! 
His fame requires you act a manly part, 
Who's prov'd his Skill and philosophic Art. 
May good Success and Health on him attend, 
And Fortune's Goddess ever prove a Friend. 



Foden, Printer, Jury Street, Warwick. 



. 















Balloon Ascent and Speedy Fall— Mr. Green, the aero- 
naut, having announced that he would ascend on Tuesday 
in his magnificent balloon from Sydney Gardens, Bath, 
an immense concourse of people was collected round the 
spot at an early hour. He commenced the inflation of 
the machine at four o'clock, from the gas pipes in John- 
stone-street, anil after it was filled two persons got in the 
car, and the balloon being permitted to ascend to a con- 
siderable height, was carried in that manner to the gar- 
dens; and during the day the experiment of a partial as- 
cent was occasionally repeated. It was soon found, how- 
ever, that the gas was escaping rapidly through some fis- 
sures in the silk, and before trying the final ascent it was 
deemed necessary to give the aerial machine an extra in- 
flation. Notwithstanding this precaution, the gas escaped 
so quickly, that a gentleman who wished to accompany 
Mr. Green was obliged to forego his voyage, as the bal- 
loon was not sufficiently buoyant to carry two persons.— 
Mr. Green was also obliged to throw out most of the bal- 
last to be able to ascend alone, and when the balloon was 
loosed from its moorings about two o'clock, it ascended 
but very gradually in a westerly direction. Having at- 
tained the height of about three or four hundred yards, it 
suddenly began to descend, and came to the ground in 
one of the gardens of a house in Kingsmead-tenace, not 
more than half a mile from the place whence it started.— 
Mr. Green effected his landing in safety, and the machine 
was shortly re-conveyed to Sydney Gardens A number 
of persons crowded round the balloon on its descent, and 
the gas escaped in such volumes, that one poor boy was 
nearly suffocated, and was taken to the United Hospital 
in a senseless state, but on the application of proper reme- 
dies speedily recovered. &t"V 2 *• /fffZ f 



J~4y xj. /J>2? 
Mr. Green and his Baixoon. — A disgraceful scene occurred a 
few days ago at Devizes. Mr. Green, the aeronaut, who had al- 
ready once disappoîntécT the people of that place, being unable, 
from an escape of gas from his balloon, on account of its unfinished 
state, to ascend according to promise, the mob broke in, and with 
knives and other instruments destroyed the balloon, which contained 
1,500 yards of silk, and the car ; and it was only through the 
prompt interference of the magistrates that Mr. Green was saved 
from personal injury. Such was the fury of the enlightened people 
of Wilts, that, to preserve life, Mr. Green, his wife, and a friend, 
were compelled to secrete themselves in a dark hole until eleven 
o'clock at night. 






On Saturday last, Mr.Green.jun. made his 
40th aerial voyage from Cambridge, accom- 
panied by Robert Hollond, Esq. of Corpus 
Chnsti college, and Thomas Wm. Hulkes 
Esq. of St. John's college, who advanced a 
sum of money to enjoy the pleasure of the 
excursion. At about half-past six o'clock the 
aeronauts entered the car, Mr. Green stand- 
ing in the centre, and his companions sitting 
one at each end. The machine rose in the 
most majestic manner, and the ascent was 
one of the most grand and imposing ever 
witnessed. The balloon took a north-west- 
ward direction, and continued in sight up- 
wards of half an hour. At a quarter after 
eight, the aerial travellers descended in per- 
fect safety, upon a farm occupied by Messrs 
Waddelow & Little, in the parish of Stand- 



ground, three miles to the right of Peter- 



borough. 



>■ Mr. Green, jun. accompanied by R. Holland, Esq. of 

V Corpus Chnsti, and T. W. Hulkes, E q. of St. John's 

s,nÎ College, Cambridge, ascended in his balloon from Cam- 

.^ C; bridge on Saturday, and descended in the farm at Staiid- 

^ ground, within three miles of Peterborough, performing 

the distance (38 miles) in one hour and 35 minutes. 







Mr! Green, jun. made a very fine ascent in his halloon from 
CambricTgeT'on "the "loth instant, and descended in safety about 
eight o'clock, near the residence of H. TJsborne, Esq., at Brauches 
Park, in Suffolk. Dr. Woodhouse, of Caius College, and James 
Ackers and F. W. Beaumont, Esquires, of Trinity College, .accom- 
panied the aeronaut. /t* ''*y ' a *? Û 



Cambridge.— Mr. Green, jut», made a second ascent on 
Saturday se'nnight Jn his very magnificent balloon from this 
town He was accompanied on this occasion by Dr. Wood- 
house, Senior Fellow of Caius College, and James Ackers and 
F W. Beaumont, Esq. of Trinity College, each of whom posted 
the Pony in liberal sums. All the appendages being secured, 
and the necessary arrangements- completed, precisely at halt- 
past six, at a given signal, the cords were loosened, the band 
struck up "God save the King," andthesplendidmachmearose 
at a rapid rate, amidst the shouts and applause of the assembled 
thousands For the better accommodation of his companions 
Mr. Green took his seat upon the hoop above the car, carrying 
in his right hand a silk parachute, to which was attached a 
small basket containing a live dog, which was dropped from the 
balloon when it had attained the height of about 1800 feet, oc- 
casioning considerable alarm to those individual who were not 
aware of the effect of this somewhat novel sight ; the parachute 
almost immediately expanded, and gradually descended until 
it fell into the river, near Chesterton, from which it was in- 
stantly taken by some persons near the spot, and with the ani- 
mal perfectly safe, restored to the owner. With the exception 
of a short interval in passing through severa clouds, the bal- 
loon was seen till within a short time of its descent which 
took place about eight o'clock,near theresidenceof H. Usboine, 
Esq. at Branches Park, in Suffolk. During the voyage, and 
when nearly over the town of Newmarket, Mr Beaumont, 
whilst in the act of making an observation, dropped his pocket- 
book containing a £5 note and several memoranda, for the re- 
cover v of which he has offered a reward. 



Loss of Mr. Green's Balloon.— Miracu- 
lous Escape of the Aeronaut. - The following I 
Utter appSwed in a Stamford Paper:-" VVis- 
beach, June 20. -We are most credibly informed, 
bv Mr. S. Provost, of Thorncy, farmer, on whom 
we may rely, that a grand balloon, belonging to 
Mr. Green, was taken in Thorney Fen by him, 
without any person whatever being with it, and, 
upon securing it, it was also found that the rope 
and grappling irons were missing. J'l ol course 
threw him, and others who by this time hadcome 
to his assistance, into a state of alarm » to the 
safety >f Mr. Crtcn, and any other person who 
might have been with him. We have not as yet 
heard any thing of him." Fortunately all fears 
have been since dispelled by the appearance of 
Mr. Green himself, who has furnished the follow- 
ing explanation, of the event. He says, he made 
hit ascent from the outskirts of Coventry on Fri- 
day afternoon, at twenty mimftSTlero-re four 
o'clock, and, having attained an altitude of 1,500 
feet, he made an experiment to try the efficiency 
of his safety valve, which when opened, he sup- 
poses from some of the silk becoming entangled 
with the springs, remained so, and the gas o 
course rapidly escaped. The balloon descended a 
a frightful rate on the town, and Mr. Green with 
consummate coolness cut away the fapple, and 
as he neared the tops or the homes, threw himself 
from the car, holding on at the same time by the 
ropes. A strong current dashed the car against a 
house, and then it rose again, thus ailon ,ng Mr. 
Green an opportunity of saying, "Adieu to thee, 
thou lovely one!" as he quietly took "is station on 
the roof of the building. . He was hurt, but not 
seriously, and, like» British tar (which webelieye 
Mr G. has been) he looks at the adventure as a 
good lark!" v 7L<frrr* /g? " *****£/. 



*-* ZJ f**~» PROVINCIAL. JuA? 2-1* 

Mr. Green, the experienced aeronaut, 
accompanied by Mr. J. fi. Cuttill, made a se- 
cond ascentjfrorn Lincoln on Tuesday last, and, 
like t ;h"c HfïïFmer one ôn"~Midsummer fair-"day, 
it was particularly favored by the weather. A 
parachute, with a handsome little dog in it, the 
property of J. Fardell, Esq. descended from a 
height of perhaps 1,500 feet (from Mr. Green's 
calculation): it was a considerable time in view- 
before it reached the ground, and presented a de. 
lightful object: it fell in a field at the foot of the 
hill below the Asylum, and the little animal, 
which was well secured in a basket, was taken up 
unhurt. After a voyage of an hour and 40 minutes 
the travellers descended safely at Rothwell, four 
miles east of Caistor, to which place they were 
fetched in a chaise by J.Dixon, lisq. who, as 
well as his townsmen, had been for some time 
watching the approach of the balloon. As in the 
former ascent, the waters of the German Ocean, 
Boston Deeps, and the Humber, were visible at 
intervals, but occasionally interrupted by the 
ruing of mists from the earth : the course of the 
Trent was also traceable for a considerabledistance. 






Aerostation.— Yesterday^ Wednesday), Mr. Green, jun. 
ascended in his balloon from the area of the White Cloth 
H all,|in the preseuce of a very large and highly-respectable assemblage. 
The inflation commenced a little before two o'clock, and proceeded 
steadily till about a quarter to four, when, in consequence of a sudden 
jerking of the balloon, the connecting pipe was severed, and the 
supply of gas suspended till the damage was repaired. At twenty- 
five minutes to six, the balloon, which is made of silk in alternate 
stripes of crimson and gold, and is calculated to hold 140,000 gallons 
of gas, was completely filled, and the supply was cut off. The car, 
which is of crimson damask, ornamented with blue silk drapery, and 
lined with green damask, had been previously attached. In it the 
intrepid aeronaut took his place, and after a few preliminary arrange- 
ments a gentleman of this town, whose name we understood to 
be Kelsall, al^o mounted the car. The balloon was then per- 
milieu" to ascend to the height of about a hundred feet, being 
restrained by ropes. At this distance Mr. Green let go his 
mproved parachute containing a living'cat, which descended upon 
the roof of the Cloth Hall in a very beautiful manner. The balloon 
was then pulled down, for the purpose of affixing the grapling irons 
and making the final arrangements, which being completed, pre- 
cisely at. six o'clock the aeronaut loosed the cords which bound him 
to the earth, and the balloon went off in a most majestic style, 
amidst the cheers of the spectators, the band of the 10th Royal 
Hussars, which had attended by permission of Colonel Wyndham, 






lng, having descended into a field belonging to Mr. Armitage, in 
the township of Royston, about four miles from Barnsley, at half- 
past seven o'clock. Several person- obligingly went to their assist- 
ance, amongst them Mr. Hawkins, a worthy farmer, who kindly 
invited them to tea at his house, and undertook to repair all damages. 
Two miles and a half was the greatest estimated height which the 
balloon ascended ; the voyage was remarkably pleasant, but the 
weather was very cold — Leeds Intelligencer. U-f~9 ** 'W 



J^l. /a. /X30 
Balloon Ascent.— Od Friday aftertfbon, Mr. Green, jnn., 
made his second ascent frora the While Cloth Hall-yard in 
Leeds, being the 46th time that be has ascended in his magnifi- 
cent balloon. The inflation of the balloon commenced about 
half past twelve, and it was nearly completed about half past 
four ; the supply of gas, however, was not finally cut off till 
near six o'clock. At ten minutes past six, the car having been 
properly attached to the balloon, Mi. Green entered it with Mr. 
Snowdon and Mr. Rusaom, the gentlemen who accompanied 
hihT^The weights wTmnTKad been attached to the balloon to 
check its buoyancy were then detached, and it was moved from 
its original situation to the centre of the yard. All ihe prelimi- 
nary arrangements being completed, at half past six precisely, 
the ropes were let go, and the balloon ascended most majestically 
amidst the cheers of the spectators. It proceeded in a south 
easterly direction at a very rapid rate, and in less than five 
minutes it entered a dense cloud, and was not again visible at 
Leeds. At 44 minutes past six the intrepid voyagers made a 
safe descent in the Ings, at Wakefield, having travelled about 
ten miles in little more than thirteen minutes. A great number 
of the inhabitants of Wakefield were attracted to the Ings to wit- 
ness the descent, with which they were much gratified. Mr. 
Green, and his two friends, arrived safe at Jones s Café de 
l'Europe, in Park-row, Leeds, at ten o'clock the same evening. 
—Leeds Intelligencer. 



Balloon Sleeves. — A few weeks ago, when the rage for 
wearing enormous sleeves was at its height, a lady arrived 
by one of the steam-boats, with shoulders more than usu- 
"^ ally tumid. Green's balloon was but a type to these fa- 
H'shionable enormities in the millinery art. One of that of- 
ficious class of persons called tidewaiters, expressed a 
strong inclination to examine the shoulders of her lady- 
ship's gown. This caused her to frown and blush ; but 
the officer was obdurate, and insisted upon a search 
being made, when, after a considerable resistance, he 
liberated ten pints of Highland whisky from the sleeves 
of her gown, carefully stowed away in sheeps' bladders. 
The Lady must have felt much lighter after thi» deliver- 
ance. 



Finding of Mr. Green's Bxlioov. -Probable Derth 
of this Intrepid Aëronaut-We have re ^^trama ™' 
spectacle correspondent, the following letter from vvhi h 
L are greatly afraid that Mr. Green's one hundrec I and 
fifty-second trip to the clouds has been his last. Should 
any further intelligence reach us, before a 1 oui impies, 
sion is worked off, we will insert it:-» W.sbeach June 
20.— We are most credibly informed by a Mi. S. P'ovost, 
of Thornev, a farmer, upon whom we may rely, that a 
grand balloon, belonging to Mr. Green, wMtekg in 
Thorney-fen by him, without any person whatever be. . g 
with it," and, upon securing it, it was also found ha the 
rope and grappling irons were missing It of course threw 
him, and others who by this time had come to ,h is . M«t- 
ancê, into a state of alarm as to the safety of Mr. Green, 
and any other person who might have been with him. 
We have not a.\et heard any thing of h.m, but we hope 
and trust that in our Champion or Tuesday we shall ave 
a full and favourable account of Mr. Green. -We have 
just heard a rumour, that Mr. Green is alive, having saved 
himself on the top of a house near Coventry.- Ld. Stam- 
ford Champion. J*Mrfi /tP3a */*—*. 2-4 . 



VOL, T. 



THE SNOB. 



Titfre, tu pat ul œ recubans sub tegminefagi 
Syloestrem? Virgil. 



No. 7. 



THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1829. Price 2|d. 



Article L— THE VETERAN AERONAUT or Mr. GREEN. 

A DRAMATIC SKETCH- 

" Audax omnia perpeti."— — Hou. 

DRAMATIS PERSONNE. 

The Veteran jEronaut Mr. GREEN. 



The Pony An Amateur. 

The Living Animal... The Chim^era. 

The Inflater .— Deck, Esq. 

Constables, Spectators, Gas-pipes, &c., by the Town and Gown. 



The Balloon... An Old Hand, being Ins 
115i'j appearance on any stage. 

The Parachute... An Eminent Uphol- 
sterer. 

The Fiddler The Snob!!! 



Scene — A spacious and commodious enclosure in Barnwell, belonging to 
Mr, Warwicker, the well-known residence of the late George Bullen, Esq. 
Time — Five o'clock. 



Mr. Green appears in a pea- green jacket, yellow smalls, pu?nps, and a white 
hat. At the same moment Mr, Deck appears, elegantly dressed in a new blue 
coat, and nankeen trousers; he applies himself to the pipes. 

The balloon is no sooner observed to begin to fill, than the Fiddler enters, and 
stations himself on a tub at the right of the ring. Upon this Mr. Green comes 
forivard, and taking off his vohite hat begins the 

RECITATIVE. 
Q Ladies and Gentlemen list to me now, 

While Ducky* inflates the balloon, ?/on%cT r Êq'. 

I'll &ng what I'll do when I make my last bow — 

—Come, you Fiddler * do strike up the tune. ^afthiÊâdief! 11 

The Fiddler violently resins his bow, and therewith strikes up a beautiful 
Air, composed for the occasion. Mr. Green, after taking several turns round 
the area, first at a walk, then at a trot, next at a hand-canter, and lastly at a 



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gallop, suddenly slops, and (as soon as he has gained breath) breaks into the 
following enthusiastic 

AIR. 

With the stars I will gambol at hide and seek 

With the planets I'll dance a quadrille : 
I will dine on green cheese seven times in a week, 

While I sit on a lunar hill. 



I'll hug pretty Venus, coy Vesta I'll kiss* 
When once in the air with the dearies,* 

And pull about Pallas, that wiseacre Miss, 
And caper with Juno and Ceres. 

While thus on my gambols, if ever in sight 
An inquisitive comet shall sail ; 

I'll stop him, by Jove, in his whirligig flight, 
And I'll pull the old dog by the tail.* 



mTke Ladies look 
on one another. 

* Green looks on 
the ladles. 



* Here enters Pon>y 
with his tail 
greased. 



If the Gentleman-Planets, in jealousy, choose 

Look at me with the feminine stars; 
Jove, Herschel, and Saturn I'll mortally bruise,* * UeMdler winces 

And darken* the daylights of Mars. *' TOe ***»■ wink ° 

Should " Nepos Atlantis"* dare ever to pout * ft snobs' frT 

, , , , . , greatly amused 

At the gambols caslestis orchestrae, with the latin. , 

I'll put on the gloves*, and I'll make him turn Qut/^«£$?^ 

—Quite fly to his " more palœstrœ." l takes fi placein a 

corner. 

From each shoulder I'll spread, in my merry career 

A rainbow instead of a wing, 
And should old Saturn tip me a Saturnine sneer*,* FifWto ' srins - 

I'll lick him right out of his ring.* 



*Mr. Green licks 
fiddler. 



Upon this, fired with indignation, tlie Snobs rush in upon Mr. Green, who 
is immediately supported by the Gownsmen, hence a general row commences ; 
IVar-criesofTown and Gown resound from all quarters ; — Deck, Esq. over- 
come by terror, immediately makes for the pony, but the pony eludes his grasp ; 
—he then makes for the balloon, squeezing himself in at the safely valve, it being 
the safest place for a gentleman in his situation, where, overpowered by the 
noxious vapour, he falls into a stupor. — The row dies away — In a few hours 
.peace is established', and at twenty minutes past eight, the fiddler being seated 



Mr. Green continues his melody. (Deck, Esq. is missed but n»< inquired 
after).— 

With a cask of neat lightning what rigs will I run 

With that jolly old cove in the moon, 
With a thunder-bolt match light my pipe at the sun, 

And make the poor earth my spittoon.* *s P itsatfiddlei. 

Perhaps you would think that whenever it snow'd, 

r i - • * The fiddler blows 

I could not escape from a whitening; his noxe , where- 

r a by he puts ont 

No*— I'll have a great-coat made of warm fleecy Mr Green, 

° ^therefore he is 

cloud, licked.*. 

And breeches of thunder and lightning. 
There quickly I'll white-wash this jolly red nose*,«^X^ e 

„„ . „ . . , , - dler's ditto. 

And I'll give a fresh curl to my hair, 

From the galaxy stealing the milk of the rose, 

And borrowing grease from the Bear. 



( takes out an, 
onion in a pocket 



Believe me, kind friends, this last meeting of ours 

My once dormant feelings arouses ;*— 
—Engineer cut the ropes !— or else by the powers '^JSSfTj 

We shall never get clear of the houses. weepJ 

Burin" the last verse he has been getting into the car.— The engineer cuts 
the ropes°, the balloon begins to rise— Fiddler plays a mixed variety of tunes,— _ 
while all the spectators with Mr. Green himself, join in the following song of 
exultation. {Deck, Esq. having recovered, is at intervals heard singing from 
within.) 

** Ens?}**** 

Deck. — Let me, {with emphasis) go down, down, 

down. 
Green. — Come out of that there, 
Deck. — Touch me if you dare. 

There he J) 
All, Here he > Come down, down, down. 

Here 1 ) 

He falls into the Cam ;— from which he is rescued by the presence of mind 
of the Fiddler ; the Proctor passing at the moment, is struck with admiration 
at his heroism, and creates him a bull-dog on the spot, just as Mr. Green is 
out of sight. [ Vivant Proctores. ] 



A violent strug. 
gle ensues which 
ends in Deck's 
being ejected. 



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Article IL— AN ANECDOTE. 
Foote, the play-actor, or perhaps it would be better to call him. 
the play-writer, or perhaps still better to sum both his qualifications 
in one word, the play-actor-play-writer, for he likewise wrote 
plays. But Foote, I say, the play-actor-play-writer, while in the 
prime of life, or perhaps we had better distinctly mention his age, 
since the opinions of the learned greatly vary as to the age which 
ought to be called the prime of life, though to speak the truth I 
agree with neither one nor the other, inasmuch as I think, or more 
properly consider, the term " thinking " being applied rather to a 
passing thought, than a well-grounded opinion, an opinion indeed, 
which the fancy first evolved, upon which the brain then revolved, 
and which finally the judgment resolved ; I think, I say, that the 
prime of a man's life is the time when man is at his prime, but 
this time I conceive to vary, inasmuch as that man, who as Shak- 
speare has it, in one of his most beautiful dramatic productions, 
for I will not call it the most beautiful, inasmuch as I consider the 
characters of Pistol in Tragedy, of the cock in Hamlet in comedy, 
and of Lady Macbeth in broad farce, as perhaps the finest speci- 
mens of the master hand which designed, and of the patient re- 
search which finished them, not that I think it at all unlikely that 
many may have a different opinion, nor indeed would I hold it 
myself unless I had seen them in the hands of some of the best 
actors that have ever appeared on the English stage, which stage, I 
may take this opportunity of saying, I do not consider, with many 
fanatics, as a disgrace to a nation possessing Christianity, though I 
must be allowed to suggest, that their Christianity, or more pro- 
perly speaking, Protestantism, has become rather doubtful, since 
the unlooked-for and terrible issue of the Catholic question, a ques- 
tion which has for so many years agitated the minds of the nation, 
and which has finally been gained, not by the superior talents of the 
defenders of Catholic Emancipation, but by the ever-to-be-regretted- 
and-always-to-be-despised desertion of those whom the Protestant 
Church was proud to rank among her chiefest ornaments ; and here 
let me solemnly declare, that I use not the word " church'' as ap- 
plicable to the building, as if I should say, St. Mary's church, or 



39 

even the little round church in Bridge-street, but I apply it solely 
to the congregation or congregations assembled in the church or 
churches in this united kingdom, whose members, though profess- 
ing Protestantism, a religion whose characteristics are liberality 
and good will towards all mankind, yet with the obstinacy of 
bigotry disgraced themselves in the late Session of Parliament, by 
denying that to others which they themselves enjoyed ; can any 
thing be more barbarous ?— can any thing be more inconsistent 
with the spirit of true religion ? 

The above is the interesting medium through which we generally intend 
to convey to the world our literary and political opinions. This anecdote 
■will therefore be continued till further notice. 



Article ÏII.-MRS. RAMSBOTTOM IN CAMBRIDGE. 

Radish Ground Buildings. 

Dear Sir,— I was surprized to see my name in Mr. Bull's paper, 
for I give you my word I have not written a syllabub to him since 
1 came to reside here, that I might enjoy the satiety of the literary 
and learned world. 

I have the honour of knowing many extinguished persons. I am 
on terms of the greatest contumacy with the Court of Aldermen, 
who first recommended your weekly dromedary to my notice, know- 
in^ that I myself was a great literati. When I am at home, and in 
the family way, I make Lavy read it to me, as I consider you the 
censure of the anniversary, and a great upholder of moral de- 
struction. 

When I came here, I began reading Mechanics (written by that 
gentleman whose name you whistle). I thought it would be some- 
thing like the Mechanics Magazine, which my poor dear Ram used 
to make me read to him, but I found them very foolish. What do 
I want to know about weights and measures and bull's-eyes, when 
I have left off trading. I have therefore begun a course of ugly- 
physics, which are very odd, and written by the Marquis of Spin- 
ningtoes. 

I think the Library of Trinity College is one of the most ad- 
miral objects here. I saw the busks of several gentlemen whose 
■statutes I had seen at Room, and who all received there edification 




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at that College. There was Aristocracy who wrote farces for the 
Olympic Theatre, and Democracy who was a laughing philosophy. 
I forgot to mention, that my son George Frederick is entered at 
St. John's, because I heard that they take most care of their morals 
at that College. I ca!led on the tutor, who received myself and 
son very politely, and said he had no doubt my son would be a tri" 
pod, and he hoped perspired higher than polly, which I did not like- 
I am going to give a tea at my house, when I shall be delighted 
to see yourself and children. 

Believe me, dear Sir, 
Your most obedient and affectionate 

Dorothea Julta Ramsbottom, 



Article IV.— SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. 

HORTICULTURE. 

It is reported that the Cambridge Horticultural Society intend 
to reduce the prizes for smellables and eyeables, with a view to en- 
courage a greater supply of eatables. 



Article V— ADVERTISEMENT. 

Wanted, in Trinity-street, more room. — Apply to Mr. Elliot Smith. 



Article VI.— TO CORRESPONDENTS. 
The verses by a " Thinking Snob," (if original) certainly do 
him credit ; but they are rather too serious for our bagatelle. 
The" Extraordinary Novelty" is far too personal. 
" Frater Snob," — false quantities are not the only ingredients 
f wit. 
A number of small fry we are obliged to denounce as inadmissible. 




No. 8. will be published on Thursday, May 28- 

N. B, — " All communications to be directed to Mr." Smith,. Rose 
Crescent, which, it is requested, may be post-paid. 



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Stamford. 



Under the 

the Worshipful the 

and under the 



numerous Committee m 




ROYAL 



Patronage of 

Mayor fy Aldermen, 

Direction of a 

of Gentlemen* 




Mr.C. 




Respectfully announces to the Nobility, Gentry, and Inhabitants of STAMFORD and its Vicinity, 

that he intends making his 

SIXTIETH ASCENT, 

With his New, Beautiful, and Stupendous Balloon, 

(In which he made his late Nocturnal Ascents from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London,) 

On THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 1826, 

At THREE o'Cloch in the Afternoon, 

From that Commodious Situation, the 

Gas Inclosure, Stamford 

This stupendous yErostatic Machine is composed of 1080 Yards of Silk, in alternate Colors of 
Crimson and Gold, and its dimensions and appearance when fully inflated cannot fail to excite the 
admiration and astonishment of every beholder : it contains 136,380 Gallons of Gas, and when the 
Car is attached its height is 62 Feet. 

Should the Day prove Calm, 

A PARACHUTE, 

Containing a LIVING ANIMAL, will be Launched from the Car, which 
will descend in safety within the Inclosure. 

N. B. On this occasion, it is expected Mr. Green will be accompanied by a Lady or Gentleman 
well known in Stamford and the Neighbourhood. 
Many hundreds of Persons having ascended with Mr. Green to a given height during the con- 
finement of the Machine by ropes, at York, Worcester, Warwick, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, and at 
his late Nocturnal Ascents from London, it is Mr. Green's intention, should the Weather permit, 
to practise the same on this occasion. 

A BAND of MUSIC will be stationed within the Inclosure. 



Tickets of Admission, to witness the process of Inflation, attaching the Car, and launching the 
Balloon, 2s. 6d. each, may be had of Messrs. Drakard and Wilson, Mr. Rooe, and Mr. Mort- 
lock, High-street; of Mr. Beecheno, St. Mary's-street ; and of Mr. Green, at Mrs. Cole's, 
Assembly-room. — Mr. G. requests that those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to honor him with 
their Company will provide themselves with Tickets, to prevent Delay at the Doors. 

(£§" For the Accommodation of Ladies, Seats will be provided, and a Number of Waggons 
placed within the Inclosure. — Children and Schools will be admitted at Half-price. — The Doors 
will be opened and the Inflation commence at Twelve o'Clock. 



The BALLOON (partially inflated with Gas), together with the Car and Appendages, -will be 
exhibited on Wednesday the 6th of September, the day prior to the day of Ascent, and until Twelve 
o'Clock at Noon on Thursday the 7th. — Admission — Ladies and Gentlemen Is. each, Children 
and Servants Half-price. 

NEWCOMB AND SON, PRINTERS. 



Under the Patronage of the Worshipful the Mayor and Aldermen, and under the 
Direction of a numerous Committee of Gentlemen. 




ASCENT 



Postponed. 
Mr. C. GREEN 

Respectfully announces to the Nobility, Gentry, and Inhabitants of Stamford and its Vicinity, 
that, in consequence of the extremely unfavorable state of the Weather, he has been compelled to 
POSTPONE making his 

SIXTIETH ASCENT, 

With his New, Beautiful, and Stupendous Balloon, 

(In which he made his late Nocturnal Ascents from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London,) 

Until MONDAY, SEPT. 11, 1826, 

At THREE o'Clock in the Afternoon, 

When he will ascend from that Commodious Situation, the 

Gas Inclosure, Stamford. 

This stupendous YErostatic Machine is composed of 1080 Yards of Silk, in alternate Colors of 
Crimson and Gold, and its dimensions and appearance when fully inflated cannot fail to excite the 
admiration and astonishment of every beholder : it contains 136,380 Gallons of Gas, and when the 
Car is attached its height is 62 Feet. 

Should the Day prove Calm, 

A PARACHUTE, 

Containing a LIVING ANIMAL, will be Launched from the Car, which 
will descend in safety within the Inclosure. 

N. B. On this occasion, it is expected Mr. Green will be accompanied by a Lady or Gentleman 
well known in Stamford and the Neighbourhood. 
Many hundreds of Persons having ascended with Mr. Gkeen to a given height during the con- 
finement of the Machine by ropes, at York, Worcester, Warwick, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, and at 
his late Nocturnal Ascents from London, it is Mr. Gkeen's intention, should the Weather permit, 
to practise the same on this occasion. 

A BAND of MUSIC will be stationed within the Inclosure. -.„ ' 

Tickets of Admission, to witness the process of Inflation, attaching the Car, and launching the 
Balloon, 2*. 6d. each, may be had of Messrs. Drakard and Wilson, Mr. Rooe, and Mr. Mort- 
lock, High-street; of Mr. Beecheno, St. Mary's-street ; and of Mr. Green, at Mrs. Cole's, 
Assembly-room. — Mr. G. requests that those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to honor him with 
their Company will provide themselves with Tickets, to prevent Delay at the Doors. 

C^T For the Accommodation of Ladies, Seats will be provided, and a Number of Waggons 
placed within the Inclosure. — Children and Schools will be admitted at Half-price.— The Doors 
will be opened and the Inflation commence at Twelve o'Clock. 






NEWCOMB AND SON, PRINTERS, 




Mr. G reens J lscent. 

ADMISSION TICKET» 



Mr. Green ascended in his magnificent balloon from Stam- 
ford, on Monday last, accompanied by two young gentlemen^ 
from that place. The ascent was very delightful, and being a^ 
clear day, the balloon was seen in its course S. E. at the dis- ' 
tance of many miles round. It descended near Whittlesea-C? 
mere, and the parties returned to Stamford the same evening. ^ 



Mr. (jrreen, accompanied by a young lady named 
SROoUSi". ascended in his balloon, at Bolton, in Lancashire 
on Monday last. He descended in safety at Chadderton, 
near Oldham 



TICKET 

TO WITNESS 

Preparatory iarranonm'iilîj 




ATTENDANT ON 

MR. GREEN'S 

ASCENT, 



mn GREEN'S ASCENT. 




a&mtsston €icM. 



Sf . 









Nocturnal Aerostatic Exhibition. — Mr. Green is a verv 
enterprising aeronaut, but certainly he has more of coura-e than 
prudence 1 he danger that of necessity results from a descent 
alter night-fall, is incomparably greater than can arise from leav- 
ing the earth m the day-time. Zambecari ascended about the 
same hour from Bologna, and, with his companion Dr. Andreoli 
narrowly. escaped destruction, by falling into the Adriatic. Madame' 
Blanchard perished in consequence of a nocturnal ascent near 
1 ans. 1 his fate appears to be common to all who hare dared the 
danger. ,*AW. a^ r j /^?/ 




^W&ll, MT^rn^l NTS T H f, ng n ° W made NS 
there is l ess danger or dffficultv 1 lît^^ °< ° pini ° n > that 
moonlight niaht than at !S - makl " g an ascent 0I1 * calm 
air being more enuaWe th L/^ — ' ♦ ^ tem P CT ^ure of the 

nate n^SLS^iSSffiS $£h SSS*" th ° Se aIta - 
much trouble to the aeronaut n, ' ' the da y" tlm e, cause 

a state of perfect calm ItSllf ult * ™ als ° more ^quently in 
«us circumstance t ^S£SK T *** W"* fr ° m 
shall be able to accomiX n » T 8tron ? co ™^™ that he 
aerial navigation S tî',, CTtam "^ the desideratum of 
balloon when tlie' air if rnnvtl If"** '° be abIe to navi gate his 
the contrary? he con dTrs T 2? ?* T?**** Vel °" ty i on 
impracticable S prSeil „S SUd î . C , lrcumsteuc ^ utterly 
founded, is the resi^g p t TL$*l f iff**-* " 
taking advantage of this the rnLl^ ' and wth a Vlew of 

the currentVlmslr^Ve^ S,T t^e be in P ÏS d % ^T" 
of air against which it is direc Z f 1 8 ES&rfST ?? Sheet 
merits which Mr. Green has Tmrf„ i of several expen- 

opportunity The weight of the machine "son y S f tï 

dtc Lr tm d t this air '- the balLn b 43?6S^l^fe 

beTnir,; Came m C ° ntaCt Wkh the side °f the room On 

being turned round, it moved in a similar manner to the other end 
of the room.—Mor«i n g Chronicle. *~+. ^./^Ja eml 



*****•■ SCIENTIFIC NOTICES. *■*-**-' -*W 

Nocturnal Aerostation. — Mr. Green has again ascended 
from Vauxhall, and the intrepid aeronaut tells us that it is easier 
to navigate the air by night than by day. Wanting Mr. Green's 
practical experience, we cannot enter the field of controversy with 
him in this matter ; though it must be sufficiently obvious, that 
obstacles, in a great measure of an unforeseen nature, may occur at 
the moment of descent, which is at all times the most dangerous 
part of the voyage. There is, however, one part of the statement 
which Mr. Green has just put forth, which should not pass un- 
noticed. 

Mr. Green says, that he can readily navigate the air in any re- 
quired direction, by means of a small oiifice in a vessel of com- 
pressed air, contained within the balloon or car. To demonstrate 
the practicability of this scheme, he has recourse to a very puerile 
experiment, in which he shows that a small-balloon may actually 
be moved by an apparatus of this description. If Mr. Green would 
but examine the magnitude of the disturbing force resulting from a 
strong current of air in motion, and acting on the extended surface 
of his balloon, he would see how completely disproportionate his 
power of compression must be to the resistance of the wind. The 
truth is, that Mr. Green may be considered as an ingenious man — • 
he is certainly a bold one, but no philosopher. 




KOYAIi 



BALLOON. 



REV. JOHN CAPARN. 
REV. THOMAS HOMER. 
JOHN WAITE, ESQ. 
WILLIAM BOUSFIELD, ESQ. 
HENRY GEE, ESQ. 
WILLIAM GARFlTj ESQ, 



UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF 
THE REV. B. GOE, VICAR, 

. The followiug- 

STEWARDS:— 

JOSEPH CLAYPON, ESQ. 
SAMUEL WAITE, ESQ. 
MAJOR HART. 

JOHN ROBERT ROGERS, ESQ. 
THOMAS BROUGHTON, ESQ. 
THOMAS HOPKINS, ESQ. 



DR. BROWN. 

JOHN H. HOLLWAY, ESQ. 

SHADWORTH HODGSON, ESC& 

DR. CRANE. 

J. B. MILLINGTON, ESQ. 

JAMES HOLLWAY, ESQ. 



AJVD A COMMITTEE, 



Mr. C. GREEJT, 

In consequence of numerous solicitations frdm several respectable Individuals of Boston ; and from the 
circumstance of hundreds being disappointed in witnessing his last Ascent, owing to the injuryTns Balloon sustained 
obliging him to ascend earlier than he wished; most respectfully announces to the Gentry and Inhabitants of 
Boston and its Vicinity, that he intends making his 

FIFTY-NINTH ASCENT 



WITH HIS 



KEW, BEAUTIFUJL, À1VJ> STUPENDOUS ftÀliïiOON* 

(In which he made his late Nocturnal Ascents from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhàll, London,) 

On WEDNESDAY AUGUST the 30th, 1826, 

AT THREE O'CLOCK IN THB AFTERNOON, 

tboM à 

COMMODIOUS ËMCLO&UREt 






IN BOSTON 



This stupendous iErosttttie Machine is Cdmpdsed of 1080 yards of Silk in alternate Colors of Crimson and Gold,* 
and its dimensions and appearance when fully inflated cannot fail to excite the admiration and astonishment of every 
beholder ; it contains 136,380 gallons of Gas, and when the Car is attached its height is 62 feet; 

Should the day prove calm, 

A PARACHUTE, 

Containing a LIVING ANIMAL, will be Launched from the Car^ which will descend in safety within 

the Enclosure. 

N. B. On this occasion it is expected Mb. Green will be accompanied by a Lady and Gentleman well known 
in Boston and the Neighbourhood. 

Many hundreds of persons having ascended with Mr. Green to a given height during the confinement of the 
Machine by ropes, at York, Worcester, Warwick, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, and at his late Nocturnal Ascents Irom 
London, it is Mr. Green's intention should the Weather permit, to practise the same on this occasion. 
À BAND OF MUSIC WILL BE STATIONED WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE. 

Tickets -of admission to wiiriess the process of Inflating and Launching the Balloon 2s, 6d. each, to be had at 
the Shop of 

Jo BEVEltXEY, Bookseller, Market-Place, Boston. 

£§= Mr. G. requests that those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to honor him with their Company will provide 
themselves with Tickets, to prevent Delay at the Doors. 



THE BAIA0OBT 

(Inflated with Gas) together with the CAR and APPENDAGES will be exhibited on TUESDAY the 29th of 
AUGUST, the day prior to the day of Ascent, and until one o'Clock at Noon on WEDNESDAY the 30th. 

Admission-^Ladiés and Gentlemen 1** each / Children and Servants half-price. 

BEVERLEY, PRINTER, BOSTON,- 



ROYAL 

Liverpool Festival 

BAL LOO IV, 

Under the Patronage of the Worshipful the Mayor 

and Festival Committee. 







Mr. C. GREEN, 

Who had (by order of Government) the honour to make his first 
Ascent at his Majesty's Coronation, respectfully announces to the 
Nobility, Gentry, and Public, that he purposes making his 

85th Aerial Voyage 



FROM THE 



COURT at the AREA 



OF THE 






WORKHOUSE 

On WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 1827, 

Jit Four o'ClocU in the afternoon. 



Tickets of Admission 2s. 6d. each, to be had at the Newspaper 
Offices, and principal Booksellers. 

This splendid BALLOON is the same with which Mr. GREEN 
performed his nocturnal Ascents from the Royal Gard ens, Vauxhall, 
London. It is composed of 1200 yards of the richest Silk, in 
alternate Colours of Crimson and Gold, measures 110 feet in 
circumference, contains 141,364 gallons, and with the Car 
attached, is 60 feet high. 



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PRINTED BY W. WALES & CO. CASTLE STREET. 






MR. GREEN'S BALLOON ASCENT. 

(From the Maidstone Journal.) 

On Wednesday last the admirers of aerostation enjoyed a liigli 
treat in witnessing the ; scent of Mr. Green, the intrepid aeronaut, 
accompanied by Colonel Lyster, a resident of this town, whose gal- 
lant exertions in the cause of the independence of South America 
have distinguished him as a soldier and a patriot. About noon tne 
balloon was sufficiently inflated to ascend, and the weather being 
favourable, the cat was attached, and many individuals enjoyed the 
pleasure of a flight to a considerable distance above the houses, the 
machine being confined by ropes, and in that manner was allowed to 
ascend, and hauled down again at pleasure. The sensation is de- 
scribed by all who witnessed it to have been of the most delightful 
and exhilarating nature. Two military bands, that of the Cavalry 
Depot and the West Kent Militia, were stationed near the spot ; on 
the roofs of many of the houses in the neighbourhood platforms 
were erected with awnings, for the accommodation of spectators. 
On the top of the Town hall accommodations of a superior nature 
were prepared, where several very respectable families from the 
neighbourhood were, provided with an excellent view of the whole 
proceeding, by the politeness of the Mayor, and the kindness of the 
gentleman through whose premises access to the summii of the hall 
was obtained. At four o'clock the car was detached from the bal- 
loon, in order to add a sufficient quantity of gas for the grand as- 
cent. At half-past four, Colonel Lyster and Mr. Green took their 
seals in the car. About 10 minutes were spent in preliminary pre- 
parations, and at 20 minutes to five, the word being given to " let 
go," the balloon ascended slewly and majestically, the bands play- 
ing " God savi the King," and the multitude rending the air with 
their enthusiastic plaudits and acclamations. Having ascended be- 
yond the tops of the houses, Mr. Green cast off the onjy remaining 
rope, the balloon rose very rapidly, and the thousands of spectators 
again renewed their applauding shouts. 

After six minutes' perpendicular ascent, the ball<x>n diverged to the 
south. east, and soon entered a very 1 dense clo> «, m which it re- 
mained three minutes, when it again appeared in bight On enter- 
ing and on leaving the cleud, the spectators uttered a shout of 
acclamation, which Air. Green states they distinctly heard, though 
at, an immense height. At this time they had attained an eleva- 
tion of two miles and three quarters, the greatest altitude ever 
gained by Mr. Green, and ths heat of the sun expanded the gas 
to sach an extent that the balloon was in danger of bursting; 
indeed, the gas rushed down the tube at the bottom of the 
balloon into the car. The darkness in which they were en- 
veloped at this time in consequence of the density of the cloud was 
so extreme, that the voyagers could not see the halloo» ! Mr. 
Green, however, managed to get hold of the valve line, opened the 
valve, and kept it open during their passage through the cloud, 
three minutes, by which so much gas v-.as emitted, that the balloon 
collapsed very much, and was plainly seen from the earth, descend- 
ing very rapidly. Mr. Green commenced discharing the ballast; 
but the rapidity of the descent was so great, that when the sand was 
shaken from the bags, it appeared to ascend instead of descending. Mr. 
Green states that the balloon fell so swiftly, that the car, to which the 
grappling iron was attached by a line more than 50 feet long, swung 
round, so that for some minutes, the grapple was level with the car, and 
once the car bounded up against the ballaon. On nearing the earth, 
however, enough ballast had been discharged to ascend again, but 
wishing to give the spectators another view of the balloon, and also 
finding that ihe spot they were over was more adapted for a descent 
than any which could have been found perhaps for many miles further, 
they determined on landing again on terra firma, and descended 
safely in the Earl of liomney's park, at the Mote, at five o'clock. 
Colonel Lyster .was welcomed on his return by his sister, who, with 
several officers from the depot, had followed the course of the bal- 
loon on horseback, and had arrived at the snot almost immediately 
after the descent was effected. The cold during the few minutes 
they remained in the cloud was intense, and on their emerging from 
it, the view of the surrounding country was superbly grand. Sheer- 
ness, the Nore, with the shipping, could be distinctly seen. Mr. 
Green never ascended with such rapidity before, and is the only aero- 
naut who has ever ascended to such an immense height in so short a 
space of time, and descended in the same parish. He is so convinced 
of the safety of these aerial expeditions, that he would at any time 
prefer a voyage to the upper regions to one on the ocean. It is calcu- 
lated that nearly 20,000 people were assembled in Maidstone, and as 
many more in its enviions. 



/Sty 

Rochester, July 19. — ït having been publicly announced 
that Mi\_Greeri_was to ascend this day hi his balloon, from a 
field near this city, a great concourse of people, from the ad- 
jacent parts, assembled to witness the, ascension. An inhabi- 
tant of Rochester, Mr. Rawlins, had agreed to accompany 
him in his aerial excursion ; but while the preparations were 
making to fill the balloon, one of the gas pipes burst, which 
occasioned a delay of nearly two hours. When the pipe was 
repaired they recommenced their operations. The wind, 
which had blown fresh from the south-west during the day, 
now increased to a hurricane : when the balloon was nearly 
filled, the agitation caused such a pressure to the leeward 
side, that the ropes or cords made an aperture three feet in 
length, the gas evaporated, and the balloon sunk almost in- 
stantly, and of course became useless, to the great disap- 
pointment of the assembled spectators. No blame attaches to 
the owners of the vehicle. It is expected they will be able to 
gratify the public with a more successful attempt early in the 
next week. 



Balloon. — Mr. Green ascended from Birmingham on 
Monday, and descended in a corn field near Walsall, the 
proprietor of which is determined to sue Mr. Green at law 
tor the damage done to his crop. 



Balloon Ascent— Yesterday (Friday) afternoon Mr. 

Green ascended from Warrington about half-pastfour o'clock. 

About halt-past five o'clock he passed almost directly over this 

town. The balloon was then nearing the earth; but upon 

£""% w«n s throwing out some ballast it again ascended, and 

^ went off in the direction of Oldham. Mr. Green arrived in 

, Manchester at nine o'clock, on his return to Warrington 

C> navmg descended at Greenhead, near Lees, about nine miles 

^ Iran this town. He was accompauied by his son and a ship 

* captain.^ The voyagers expressed themselves highly delighted 

i with their journey. They were between this and Warrington 

at a height of two miles; and after leaving Manchester they 

again ascended to the height of about If miles.— Manchester 

Gazette. &,*/*..<— ~S*^f*L 



Mr. Green intended to ascend the skies again in his ballodn from 
Birmingham, on Monday last ; but the weather was too boisterous 
to allow him to ascend with safety. He therefore returned the 
meney to the persons in the enclosure ; and was opening the valve 
to permit the gas to escape, when a sudden gust of wind com- 
pletely destroyed the balloon, which he valued at 200/. 



Mr. Green ascended in his balloon from Canterbury on Tuesday 
last.^and narrowly escaped destruction. The balloon descended 
with great violence (the top had burst, and the gas began to escape 
before it went up) in a hop-ground near that city ; and Mr. Green 
was insensible from the numerous shocks he had received before 
the irons would take hold. 



Among the witnesses called on the part of the defendants 
in the case of the King v. the Mersey and Irwell Navigation 
Company, was a man named Lea, whose cross-examination 
by Mr. Brougham was productive of considerable mirth. He 
was, in person, manner;, dress, and appearance, the beau ideal 
of Smollett's Tom Pipes. He had stated in his examination 
in chief, that the Mersey navigation had materially improved 
within the last forty years, timing winch he had known 
it. Vessels of a greater burden could now get np than could 
formerly. jyte. f$ZT 

Cross-examined by Mr. Brougham,- Well, Mr. Xea, you are & 
pilot ? 

Lea (with a voice of a Stentor)— No ; I am not (laughter.) 

Mr. Brougham— Speak eut, my good friend ; the Jury must hear 
you know (loud laughter.) ' 

Lea (in a similar tone)—! know they must, and I'll taKe care they 
do (laughter.) 

Mr. Brougham (lowering his voice so as scarcely to be audible): 
T am sorry to distress you, my poor man ; but if you think it won't 
injure your lungs, I would request you to speak a little louder. 
(Loud laughter). 

Lea (imitating the manner of Mr. Brougham, and in a stage 
whisper V— I dare say they'll be able to hear me. (Continued laughter). 

Mr. Brougham— Pray what are you, Mr. Lea, if you are not a 
pilot — you navigate vessels, you know ? 

Lea — I do that for my own pleasure. 

Mr. Brougham— Is that all your business, then, Mr. Lea ? 

Lea — It is. 

Mr. Brougham — Then you are a man of pleasure ? 

Lea— I am, Sir. (Loud laughter). 

Mr. Brougham— I am glad to hear that. Such an animal is a 
very refreshing sight to us men of business. And what make» you 
thus take your pleasure in navigating vessels ? 

Lea — To serve a poor man. 

Mr. Brougham— That's very good of you, I ara sure; and pray 
how often do you serve a poor man ? 

Lea — As often as wind and tide serve. (Laughter.) 

Mr. Brougham— Hum ! besides these long vessels, they tell me 
you navigate some round ones, that go into the air ? 

Lea— I wish I was in one now. (Loud and continued laughter.) 

Mr. Brougham— Then you mean to say, that during the last forty 
years the state of the river has improved ? 

Lea — I do, Sir. 

Ke-e.vamined by the Attorney-General — You are a man of pro- 
perty, residing at Warrington ? v 

Lea. — I am. Sir. 
| Attorney -General— You, I believe, gave Mr. Green 101. to allow 
you to ascend with him in his balloon ? 
j. Lea — Fifteen pounds (Laughter.) 
j Attorney-General — Had you a pleasant voyage ? 
i Lea— As pleasant a voyage as ever I had inniy life. (Long con- 
l.tinued laughter.) 




Royal Balloon. 



UNDER THE 



Patronage 



c^> R P-? TATI o\ 




RIGHT WORSHIPFUL 



The Mayor 



OF THE 



AND MAGISTRATES. 



Mr. GREEN. 

ho had the honour tn maks bio firot ncoon» r^„ ™,i„,. „e n ^ .* »*• t»x _J^ 



Who had the honour to make his Ûrst ascent by order of Government, at His Majesty's 
coronation, respectfully announces to the Gentry and Public of Hull and its Vicinity, 
that he purposes making his Eighty-fourth Aerial Voyage, with his improved Balloon, 

FROM A CLOSE ADJOINING THE 

British Gas Light 

company's spacious works, 
BANK-SIDE, SCULCOATES, 

HUX.1,, 

On Monday, Sept. 24, 1827, 

AT FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M. 

On which occasion he will be accompanied by a Gentleman of Hull 

^Ï^ REEN iS - he ^ nly En S lish Aeronaut that ever ascended at Night— the first that suc- 
rnnt L STT*?* YS ° m 1° a given hei S ht dwm S the confinement of the Balloon by 
rKn •] a pr ° Ve the Practicability of ascending with Carburetted-Hydrogen, or 
™EL« i a i I e "^superiority of which he has satisfactorily proved, and which has been 
acknowledged by all who have witnessed the inflation of his Balloon, and which will be used, 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HULL, ON THE PRESENT OCCASION. 

.ttS J.,! '? flati u ll T W ? comn ? e "ce at Half-past Two o'Clock precisely, by which time the 
Z tTrZ JÏÏ dl r! T d Gentlemen > ^ are desirous of witnessing it, is requested, as 

the process will occupy httle more than one hour. 

A BA ND OF MUSIC WILL PERFORM DURING THE INFLATION. 

F ^Mrh^?S dati0n M f f P^ 8 ' the Ground, which is very extensive, (contiguous to 
which 1S a Shed, capable of sheltering 3 or 4000 Persons,) will be divided into two parts. 

AnrUoo, T7ïi?r^ ,. Admission, Is. or 2s. each : 

Ana to the HELD adjoining which commands an eligible view of the inflation and launch 
of the Balloon, 6d. each.— Children, half price. 

Tick ets to be had of REES DAVIES , Bookseller. 

haJus^d!! ^?; T ith W ? Ch f r * G ' pur P° ses ascending, is the same magnificent one that he 
fletrdrcurnfi "^T^ ^T* from the Ro y al ^ d ^ Vauxhalt It measures 110 
îeet m circumference, contains 149,480 gallons, and with the Car attached, is 60 feet high. 

[PRINTED FOR REES DAVIES, HULL. 



I 

n ^ 



„- z - r •>' 

Mr. Gr een ascende d » 



rndiiy in his balloon from Ipswich, amid an immense concourse" I 
I of spectators — the descent at Sutton, ten miles distant. — Violelstfc 




THE COURT JOURNAL. 



No. 391. 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1836. 



PRICE Sd. 



THIS JOURNAL, BRING STAMPED, CIRCULATES POSTAGE FREE TO ALL PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. 



THE VAUXHALL ADVENTURE ; 

OB, 
ROMANCE IN A BALLOON. 

SuaiLT I must have been dreaming ! It is incre- 
dible that, in this nineteenth and rational century, 
such an event could have happened as is now 
floating in my mind, like the balloon in the air ; 
therefore my judgment shall be suspended, like 
the car thereunto attached, until I have the 
weir;htof the world's opinion thrown in, like the 
ballast sand-bags ! For this purpose, I will simply 
relate how a beautiful young lady and an elegant 
young gentleman (well known in the world of 
fashion) met for the first time in a balloon ; but, 
lest my narration may seem too extraordinary for 
belief, I mean to avoid all responsibility by 
saying " 1 dreamt." 

In the early part of the first week in October, 
1836, then, I dreamt that Mr Green's extra-ex- 
traordinarily large balloon was to ascend from 
Vauxhall Gardens; and the eventful morning 
wore a determined appearance, intimating that 
the balloon had better not go up, because the rain 
wished to come down. But who ever talks even of 
the weather, in England ? In defiance of the rain, 
I, and upwards of a thousand equally sensible 
individuals, assembled at the Gardens, about five 
o'clock, to witness this grand specimen of infla- 
tion, aerostation, and gyration; at which hour 
" places hail been booked inside " for four indi- 
viduals besides the Messrs Green. 

The silk was inflated, the car attached, the 
German Baron and Baroness T — b — t, and two 
gentlemen, seated therein ; Mr Green, after cast- 
ing around the lasciate-ogni-speranza look of a 
desponding conducteur d'omnibus, as he relin- 
quished his last hope of discovering one more 
five-and-twenty-guinea passenger to complete his 
fare, had just decided to leave mother earth, when 
a slight stir appeared among the bystanders, and 
a youthful female, of prepossessing and ladylike 
appearance, advanced eagerly through the crowd, 
as though fearful of being " too late for her place." 

Having expressed to Mr Green her desire to 
join the party going in the balloon, that gentle- 
man evinced his great satisfaction at the circum- 
stance, delicately hinting, at the same time, the 
"preliminary step" of paying twenty-five guineas. 
For this the young lady seemed fully prepared, 
as she instantly placed the required amount in 
his hands, and stepped gracefully into the car, 
which now contained its full complement. 

The age of the fair heroine did not exceed 
nineteen summers ; her countenance was inter- 
esting, her dress presented an appearance of 
simple elegance such as is usual among gentle- 

391.— 1836. 



women ; and although she appeared quite alone, 
not a look or movement rendered her respecta- 
bility questionable, notwithstanding her most sin- 
gular intention. Nothing can describe the sensa- 
tion caused by the enterprising choice of such a 
modest-looking person ; and many gay and gal- 
lant hearts wished themselves in the place of the 
Messrs Green, or of the two gentlemanly in- 
dividuals, or of the steady German Baron and 
Baroness, who were to bear the fair creature com- 
pany to the skies. 

One group especially, consisting of three gen- 
tlemen, seemed to evince a particular degree of 
interest in the event; and they bore (in my 

dream) the semblance of the Earl of C — v t y, 

the Hon. T. C y, and Capt. O e of B 

square. They seemed to feel the most chivalric 
regret that the fair aeronaut should go unat- 
tended ; and at length the gallant Captain O , 

in the true spirit of knight-errantry, stepped 
forward and volunteered to become one of the 
adventurous party. 

While settling the "preliminary step" with 

Mr Green, Captain O endeavoured to elicit 

from him some information respecting the young 
lady ; but all the intelligence he could gather 

was, that her name was Miss A n, that she had 

come to the Gardens in a private carriage, and 
had given her coachman orders to wait at the 
entrance until he saw the balloon rise ; then he 
was to drive off, and follow as much as possible 
the direction it seemed to take. This order was 
more easily given than executed in the clouds, as 
the coachman ultimately found even with Mgh- 
trotting horses ! 

One of the professional aeronauts having relin- 
quished his place, so that Captain O might 

find room for his adventure, the balloon rose ma- 
jestically, despite the rain, and after hesitating 
on its course, at length decided it, leaving Vaux- 
hall Gardens and its thousand pair of upturned 

eyes, Miss A n's puzzled coachman and the 

high-trotting horses, in the little world below. 

The varieties of prospect, and the alternations 
of good and bad weather, gratified our travellers 
according to their different degrees of enthusiasm; 
the steady German Baron felt pleased, Miss 

A n enraptured ! At one time a gleam of 

sunshine would brighten her new friend's large 
dark eyes, while in the next moment a friendly 
cloud, brimful of rain, gave them an expressive 
softness. Thus they went on, in sunshine and 
rain, like a courtship in April, until the shades of 
night thought proper to descend. So also did Mr 
Green ; and then the rain determined not to be 
left behind, so it descended likewise— not in the 

- 



ordinary colander, or shower-bath fashion, but in 
fountains, waterspouts, Niagaras ! 

There was a world of labour and trouble in 
pushing about the sand-bags, letting the gas 
escape, and I cannot tell how many more scien- 
tific manoeuvres, until at length the party safely 
landed, completely drenched with rain, in a 
ploughed, inundated field. No sign of human 
habitation was within their horizon ; they tried 
in several directions, and at length discovered 
the high road, which, after a dreary walk of 
three long miles, conducted them to Uxbridge. 

The Baron and Baroness T 1 very wisely- 
sought the comfort of their rooms for the night, 
with a large fire ; the Messrs Green and the two 
gentlemen started off together for town ; so that 
none remained unprovided for, except the heroic 

Miss A n, and the chivalrous Capt. O , 

to whom, in departing, Mr Green had said, by 
way of consolation, " You see, sir, this under- 
taking ivas not Jit for a lady ! " 

Captain O felt the sad truth of this vale- 
diction as he looked at his dripping companion ; 
clinging, wet silk stockings, and muddy satin 
shoes, clothed her feet ; so his heart prompted 
the necessity of changing them for others not 
quite so damp. Accordingly they sought out 
a shop where " chaussures des dames" were sold; 
which they entered, and related their adventures. 
' I know not whether the Uxbridge shopkeepers 
are noted for being credulous (perhaps they 
fancied it was a dream !) but the young lady 
found shoes and stockings, and several other 
elegant adjuncts of the female toilette, there : 
in these the woman of the house helped to array 

her ; while Captain O procured a chaise, 

in which, after a most agreeable tête-à-tête of 
fifteen miles, he conveyed the fair traveller to her 
friends, according to the address she gave him. 

The following day, as in duty bound, he called 
to make enquiries after the health of his late 
compagnon de voyage : and he found her family 
living in a respectable, well-appointed house, 
not one hundred miles from Oxford street. 

Miss A — n's father and mother were indignant 
beyond description at the "flight," of which they 
had had no intimation until her return, as she 
had taken out the carriage under the excuse of 
shopping. But they were most grateful to 

Captain O for the considerate care he had 

bestowed on the youthful object of their wrath, 
whom he was not then enabled to see, as, from 
the combined effects of terror, rain, scolding, 
fatigue, and varieties of atmosphere, Mis A — n 
has ever since been confined to her bed. 

Did all this really happen the week before last ? 
Or is it merely the dream of L. 



THREE APOSTROPHES TO THE 
/rso.'Z AERONAUTS. 

l c /?-t/ ( F0R THK TRESENT PERIOD.) 

Oh ! Mr Green, 

Crosser of " azure main," and skimmer of "sky-blue !" 

Was ever mortal seen 
In car triumphal, loftier than you ? 
Talk of sky-blue! thou'lt reach the milky way, 

Then evermore we'll put thy name " in stars ;" 
Thou iron-hearted man ! midnight and twilight grey 
To thy high "mettle" are but feeble bars ! 
And we, like cats i' the dark, do prowl about 

To find you out o' nights, 
While you amuse our hopes by hanging out 
Gas lights ! 
Are the fruits, gather'd from exploits like these, 
Won with less danger than the Hesperides ? 
We only hear that now and then you find 
Some "currents " to your mind ! 
Metals may be corroded — 

Fashions and colours change from year to year 

But never let us changing mortals hear 
That Green, or his Balloon's, exploded ! 

Oh ! Mr Mason, 
The Music of the Spheres was thy attrition, 
To take thro' " fleecy" clouds an expedition, 

Somewhat like Jason ; 
Who was attracted to the golden fleece, 

By strange attrition — " Greece !" 
What a strange Mason thou must be to build 

Thy fame upon a Car, — thy glory 
Upon a giant bubble — vapour fill'd ! 
Where's the foundation of thy lofty story ? 

Oh! Mr Holland 
Another « flying Dutchman" o'er the wave ! 
Must thou have added to thy name — " the brave," 
Like famous Roland ! 
Unlike the former sprite, 
A spirit, like to Holland's, seen afar 
Shall cheer the heart of every tar 
In stormiest night ! 
'Tis a main chance 

In crossing o'er the Main, 
That missing France, 
Holland shall pounce on Belgium once again ! 
But pray, good Holland, let's have no more slaughter, 
And Ocean-spirits guard thy spirit from— the Water ! 
E. L. J. 



The Balloon.— * * * Yet is this all to be done? Are the 
powers of this great machine to be wasted for ever on a holiday 
show ? On dropping Dukes of Brunswick out and taking Cock- 
neys in 1 ' On gathering guineas iDto the pocket of the future Mr. 
Grahams, and putting their future wives wido and wild between 
the sky and the earth 1 Are we never to have the power of travers- 
ing the deserts of the south, the forests of the west, and the snows 
of the north, without the slow travel, the long labour, and the tor- 
turing disease? Are we never to have the means of varying 
our climate without passing from our own land; of shooting up 
from the fervours of a feverish summer into regions where no cloud 
intercepts the sun, and yet where eternal freshness reigns ? Of 
meeting the morning, not in the mists of our heavv capitals, but in 
the rosy lights of the ethereal Aurora? Of resting above the 
mountains, and looking down with philosophic delight on the in- 
finite variety of form, life, and beauty below ? Of sailing in 
<jur meteor-sbip among the world of meteors, and floating among the 
golden and vermillion canopies of that " great soldan," the sun, as 
lie slumbers on the west? What a vast, various, and lovely increase 
to the enjoyments, the knowledge, and the social affections of man 
would be giyen by this power of rapid transit, beyond all the 
harsh restraints of human domination, the difficulties of space, and 
almost the expenditure of time ! * * * It is scarcely possible to 
■conceive that so fine an invention as the balloon would have been 
placed in our hands to be forever worthless ; to tempt us by its ap- 
parent powers, and to disappoint us by its real inutility .— Black- 
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2*X. 3*. /^niEAl'KES. 

Dkuky Lane — The " ryght pithy, pleasaui 
and merie comédie, intytuled Gammer Gurtoi 
Needle," formed the peg whereon the pantomir, 
is at this house hung. The characters in t 
preludiuin are for the most part those of the o 
comedy ; the Gammer, the Bedlam, Dame Chat 
Br Ratte, and Hodge, are legitimate actors on t 
scene, to which are added some others, to gi 
the pantomime its necessary features of love a. 
hate, the great first causes of Harlequin, Colu, 
bine, Qowlii and Pantaloon. 



The monster balloon 113 

Tallow-chandler's courtship. . 114 

The beau ideal 115 

Beneath cool shades reposing i 
Again shall I behold him .... i 
The beggar"s crest 11 



When the dew is on the grass ib 

The minstrel woo'd ib 

Going to Greenwich by water ib 
Midnight stars are gleaming. . 117 

Meet me to-night ib 

To forget her, ah where ., ib 



strike the harp IIS 

Joey, the barber Ib 

Mu-ic on the waters .. .... ib 

The statue kings 119 

Postilion of Lonjumeau 1'40 

Drink to-night ib 



A TRfP IN THE MONSTERBALLOON. 

AnOriginal Comic Song, written by J. Thomas, and 
song at all the Lonrton Concerts with great ap- 
plau»e. 

Air—' The bailiffs are coming ' 
Oh, have you not heard of this monster 

balloon, 
That means to take passengers up to the 

moon; 
If not, I'll describe as it now is my theme, 
The joys of a trip in this monster machinp. 
I thonght d'ye see, as the wonder was new, 
Of friends, I'd endeavour to rally a fs v ; 
So all on us mustered one Monday at noon, 
To join in a trip in this monster balloon. 

Sam Veller, and I, and old Timothy 

Scroggs, 
Bedecked as we were in our holiday 
tocs, 
No. 15, -Vol. I. 



Together with charming Miss Baibara 

Boon, 
All met for a trip in tl is monster bal- 

Iooh, 

Our party was large so we started in fives, 
At Woxhall in werry good time we arrives, 
Tho' when we fust started our joy was in 

bloom, 
Now horrid to state it was turned into 

gloom. 
The moment we saw this enormous machine, 
The lar est to eyesight that ever was seen ; 
Mrs. B. tumbled off in a horrible swoon, 
At the werry fust sight of the monster bal- 
loon. 

Sam Voiler and I, &c. 

At length Mrs. B. the dear cretur rewived, 
l'o stifle her feelings we all on us tried, 



hit in the piece. The scen.c attractions centre 
chiefly in the Aeronautikon, or view Irom the 
« Monster Baloon," in the journey so recently 
performed. Mr Green appears in appropriate 
vernal costume-Mr Holland, as a Dutchman, 
with a long pipe and wide « blistered breeches 
and MrMonck Mason in the guise of a Benedic- 
tine The balloon ascends a few feet above the 
• stage, where it remains stationary, and the sce- 
nery, with a downward rotatory motion, passes 
beneath it. The flight beginning at Vauxhall, 
shows the track ol the aeronauts over London, 
the Thames, Rochester, Dover, and across the 
Channel. It is then lost in night, and by day- 
break re-appears above Cologne which is very 
faithfully Riven, as are the well-known scenes 
upon the Rhine, the Gieben Gebirgen, Drachen- 
fels Coblentz, Ehrenbrehstein, Gutenfels, tfaclia- 
rach the Pfalz, and all those interesting spots so 
weU'known to tourists. By a flight poetical li- 
cense, the course of the balloon varies from history 
and descends at Mayence, where the view of the 
citv and the Dom Kircheis exquisitely painted 
Mr Blackmore made one of those terrific ascents 
from the stage to the gallery, and the backward 
descent, on the tight-rope, in seeing which, we 
scarcelv knew which to fear for most, the <-mtre, 
pid" funambulist, or the expectant, Pittites, whose 
danger seems equally near. The fire-works, 
which blazed around Mr Blackmore, were a bril- 
liant, but not his only reward for the daring at- 
tempt, which was universally applauded. Ot the 
pantomimic characters, we have only to say that 
Mr Matthews is unquestionably an excellent 
Clown, Mr Sutton a most enduring Pantaloon, 
Mr Howell an agile Hadtquin, and when Miss 
Fairbrother has had more practice-font is her 
first attempt—she will be an accomplished Co- 
lumbine. The pantomine is worth seeing. 



: 

■■■,:,■ 



We tried werry stevnly.her mind to persuade, 
Till tenor no longer her soul did invode. 
So after mnch fuss in the car being stowed, 
The weather was fine, and the wind gently 

blowed, 
Ve trembled vithfear, but the cheers of the 

crowds, 
Enlightened our hearts as we tripped to the 

clouds. Sam Veller and I, &c. 

Our feelings that moment I cannot express' 
We all on us felt in such dreadful distress ; 
Sam Veller he bawled, and wowed he'd not 

go, 
However I laughed just my walor to show. 
It wasn't no use for to think of our plight, 
For 'ere we could Bpeak we were all out < f 

sight ; 
So I made myself safe round the waist of 

Miss Boon, 
And told her the sights we should seo in the 

moon. Sam Veller and J,&c. 

As soon as we got out o'sight of the tiles, 
The distance I think about three or four 

miles ; 
Tim Twitter began for to want to come 

back, 
And so he returned rathe/speedy , alacR. 
He peeped irom the side for to look down 

below, 
But whether from fright, or his wish I don't 

know ; 
We all were alarmed bv a shriek from Miss 

Boon, 
He'd suddenly quitted the monster balloon. 
Sam Veller and I, &o 

Our terror this moment you cannot surmise. 
Vega ze(1 at eac|| otherin ardpnt .j 

Vt htle fearful forebodings our bosoms did 

crowd, 
Ve suddenly stopped in'tho midst of a cloud 
Oh, then for to pictur our feelings oh dear ! 
1 he ladies wtth symtoms of fainting and 

fear, ° 

Ve couldn't descend or go up I declare 
bo firm was the monster secured in the air. 
Sam Veller and I, & c . 

At length ve bemoaned in a sorrowful strain, 
Ve thought that the earth ve'd ne'er wish 

So made op our minds that our doom if V as 
sealed. 

As no one vas near who protection could 

yield. 
But after three hours ve'd there been inured 
The horndest time that ve ever endured ; 

Boor? ° ame d0W "' aDd MJSS Barbara 
DeCl moon! hat SWd neVe ' m ° re Wish thp 



Sam Veller and 1, and old Timothy 

Scroggs,! 
Bedecked as ve vera in our holiday 

togs ; 
With little Tim Twitter, and Barbara 

Boon, 
All wowed that ve'd never more wish 

the moon. 




I 



R Under the Especial Patronage of liis Majesty. 

O Y A L GARDENS, V A [J X IT A T T 

ONE MORE ASCENT OF THE V.UXHALLKOVA.BaIoON, 
mi r, . <J| > I liuisrj.iv next, Oclcibcr (i lfi.fi. ««", 

Farther particular* i» due course. 



Under the Especial Patronage of His Majesty, 

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. 

ANOTHER 

ASCENT 



Under the Especial Patronage of His Majesty, 

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. 



OF 



The Vauxhall 

ROYAL 

Balloon 

Which ascended on September 21st, with Twelve Persons, 
WILL TAKE PLACE 

NEXT THURSDAY, 

October 6, 1836, at THREE o'Clock. 



ANOTHER 

ASCENT 

OF 

The Vauxhall 

^^ ROYAL 

Balloon 

Which ascended on September 21st, with Twelve Persons, 
WILL TAKE PLACE 

NEXT THURSDAY, 

October 6, 1836, at THREE o'Clock. 



The Proprietors of Vauxhall beg to announce 
Another Ascent of the New Balloon, which, in 
consequence of the lateness of the Season, will most 
probably be the Last, until next Spring. 

The Balloon will be conducted by Mr. GREEN, 
being his 224th Aerial Voyage. 

The extraordinary powers of this beautiful Machine 
are now so well known, that it becomes unnecessary to 
give any description of it. It may, however, be stated, 
that an experiment, made on September 21st, proved 
it capable of lifting Twenty Persons in the Car at one 
time, whose weight being added to that of the silk 
and apparatus, amounted to 3,797 lbs. 

Every arrangement will be made to ensure the 
visitors a good view of the process of inflation without 
inconvenience ; and they are requested to arrive early 
for that purpose, as it will be completed by Half-past 
Two o'clock. 

The Coldstream and Quadrille Bands will attend ; 
and a variety of other Entertainments be given in the 
Theatre during the Afternoon. 

Places in the Car, which is to convey Ten Persons, 
may be secured on application at the Gardens, or at 
141, Fleet Street. 

DOORS OPEN AT ONE O'CLOCK. Admission, 2s. 6d. 

* # * Parties can Dine, or have Refreshments of all 
kinds, in the Gardens. 

Balue, Printer, 38, Gracechurch Street. 



The Proprietors of Vauxhall beg to announce 
Another Ascent of the New Balloon, which, in 
consequence of the lateness of the Season, will most 
probably be the Last, until next Spring. 

The Balloon will be conducted by Mr. GREEN, 
being his 224th Aerial Voyage. 

The extraordinary powers of this beautiful Machine 
are now so well known, that it becomes unnecessary to 
give any description of it. It may, however, be stated, 
that an experiment, made on September 21st, proved 
it capable of lifting Twenty Persons in the Car at one 
time, whose weight being added to that of the silk 
and apparatus, amounted to 3,797 lbs. 

Every arrangement will be made to ensure the 
visitors a good view of the process of inflation without 
inconvenience ; and they are requested to arrive early 
for that purpose, as it will be completed by Half-past 
Two o'clock. 

The Coldstream and Quadrille Bands will attend; 
and a variety of other Entertainments be given in the 
Theatre during the Afternoon. 

Places in the Car, which is to convey Ten Persons, 
may be secured on application at the Gardens, or at 
141, Fleet Street. 

DOORS OPEN AT ONE O'CLOCK. Admission, 2s. 6d. 

%* Parties can Dine, or have Refreshments of all 
kinds, in the Gardens. 

Balne, Printer, 3», Gracechurch Street. 



MR. GREEN'S ACCOUNT OF THE FOURTH 
VOYAGE AND DESCENT OF THE VAUX- 
HALL BALLOO N. 3 />± Z"VS 34 

In the account of my second ascent with thg new balloon I 
«•marked having seldom experienced such favourable weather 
as on that day, but yesterday unlortunately proved the con- 
trary, for during the many years I have been in the habit of 
using balloons 1 never ascended in such an incessant fall of 
rain. 

The clouded state of the atmosphere of yesterday was cal- 
culated in a much greater degree to astonish and delight those 
who have never made an aerial excursion than that of a bright 
and clear day, for although the view of the earth is much ob- 
scured, the passage through the masses of floating vapour 
rolling along, and adapting their waves to the undulations 
of the different currents, and the complete insulation of the 
machine from all other objects, renders the scene one of the 
most extraordinary that can be conceived. 

The first layer of clouds was not more than 800 feet from 
the earth ; this we soon passed through, and found another 
about 1,000 feet above us, and as we proceeded between the 
two, we were enabled at intervals to see the country through 
the open spaces in the lower one. Here the rain still fell in tor- 
rents, and although the balloon acted as a complete covering 
to the car, still the drops of water trickled down the silk from 
all sides, and meeting at the neck formed a large stream of 
water, falling of course into the centre of the car, and passing 
through the basket-woik. By altering the direction of this 
stream, we were able to keep the ladies in a great measure 
free from its effects, who were, however, so com- 
pletely engaged in admiring the wonderful scene around 
them, that they appeared little to heed the above # in- 
convenience, or our precautions to obviate it. We now passed 
through two more layers of clouds, the upper one being 3,500 
feet above the level of the sea as indicated by my barometer. 
It was from this layer that the wet was principally falling, 
for on arriving at its upper surface the rain had ceased. 

There was still at a great altitude a sheet of clouds sufficient 
to exclude the sun's rays. To this I attribute the conden- 
sation of the vapours below in the form of rain, for the rays 
of heat being reflected by it, none could have much influence 
on the lower parts of the atmosphere, whose moisture, instead 
of existing in a highly expanded form, becomes in the 
partial absence of heat, and probably from a change in its 
electrical state, condensed into masses of vapour, the particles 
of which by their mutual attraction form drops of water. 
There are doubtless many unknown causes combining to 
produce these eftècts,but from numerous observations I believe 
the above statement to be nearly a correct one. 

The netting, the sand-bags, and indeed every part of the 
apparatus, was completely saturated with water, which must 
have increased the weight by at least 4001b., and this of ceurse 
augmenting every instant by the absorption of wet by our 
cloaks, &c, rendered an almost, continual discharge of ballast 
necessary until we reached the dry atmosphere, 

My companions, the ladies especially, wished much to 
surmount the upper sheet of clouds in order to witness the 
splendid effect produced by the light of the sun falling directly 
on it, but the great evaporation which must instantaneously 
have taken place from the whole machine would have caused 
us to ascend rapidly to a very great altitude,and have prevented 
our reaching terra firma before dark. 

After a voyage of one hour and 20 minuteR, we descended 
in the parish of Denham, in Buckinghamshire, about two 
miles north-west of Uxbridge(and22 from Vauxhall), where 
we received the congratulations of numerous friends, who had 
witnessed my ascent from that town on the 6th of October, 
1835, exactly one year previous. 

c. GREEN. 

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, Oct. 7, 1836. 



THE FOURTH ASCENT OF THE VAUXHALL ROYAL 
»f*4.. A.JfU BALLOON. 

Notwithstanding the state of the weather during the v. hole of 
Thursday, Jhe proprietors determined to keep faith with the 
public, and at nine o'clock the inflation of the Roval balloon was 
commenced. On account of the enormous weight of water ab- 
sorbed by the netting of the balloon, and the consequent pressure 
on the surface of the silk, the process occupied about half an 
hour more than on former occasions. There were not more 
than 1000 persons present, but the confidence created by the 
success and perfect safety of the three first ascents, appeared to 
have increased the ardour of amateur aeronauts. Early in the 
afternoon inquiries had been made regarding the vacant seats in 
the car, and at three o'clock six plaees were secured. Although 
the day was not at all favourable for the spectators, still it was 
one peculiarly well suited for the observation of what might be 
termed " balloon effects ; " for it was most probable that, in less 
than ten minutes after quitting the earth, the aeronauts would 
find themselves in a brilliant sunshine, with a mass of floating 
vapour forming an imaginary earth immediately below them. 
The view of the earth must in a great measure have been ob- 
scured, thereby perfecting the illusion which has often been 
described by former aerial voyagers of their complete separation 
from all terrestrial ajsociations. There appeared a dense mass 
of cloud hovering above the surrounding country, but the pro- 
gress of the balloon made it evident to all that this apparent 
mass was merely a series of layers of floating vapours; for the 
machine was at one moment almost lost to the sight, and the 
next presented its clear outline to the beholders. The pas- 
sengers were, Miss Anderson, the Baroness de Talbot, Mr. Back, 
the Hon. W. Talbot, Mr. Woodroffe, Capt. Ogle, Mr. Green, and 
his brother, making eight in all. The balloon took a westerly 
direction, giving to the aristocratic portion of the metropolis a 
view of its progress, the eastern part having hitherto been fa- 
voured by the aerial currents. This ascent appeared to create 
unusual interest, and a party was formed in the Gardens with 
the determination to await the return of the aeronauts. At a 
quarter past ten Mr. Green arrived at the Gardens, having 
effected a safe descent about two miles beyond Uxbridge. His 
companions expressed the utmost delight during the excursion, 
and the ladies were much astonished by the perfect ease and 
safety with which the descent was effected. 



Vauxhall Balloon" — On Thursday, notwithstanding the dread- 
ful weather, the proprietors performed their promise to the public, 
and the public confidence in them was shown by the very numerous 
attendance to witness the inflation. At the appointed hour the 
balloon quitted the earth with the following party -.—Capt. Ogle, 
of the Guards, Hon. VV. Talbot, Baroness de Talbot, Mr. Wood- 
roofe, and Miss Harrison ; "Mr". Green and his hrôther making up 
thVnumber of eight individuals. Nothing could be better than tho 
appearance and demeanour of the whole party as they ascended, 
particularly of the two ladies, who displayed an adventurous spirit 
and easy confidence in their novel situation, which called forth the 
unqualified admiration of all who witnessed it. The balloon took 
a north-westerly course, and came to the earth near Uxbridge. 
Several parties waited in the gardens till the return of the adven- 
turers, who expressed themselves delighted. A q^ g, 'fg36 



Explosion of Fihe Works. — Messrs. Lee, of Vale-place, Ham- 
mersmith, proposed on the balloon ascent from Vauxhall, to fire 
a rocket at the moment of ascent, and they had placed a quantity 
of fire-works in a room, at some distance from a fire, to dry. 
Willian Young, aged fourteen, son of the foreman, went into the 
room with a parcel for his father, accompanied by a dog ; the 
animal, it is supposed, knocked the stove over, and the fireworks 
caught and exploded. The poor boy was so dreadfully wounded 
that he died the same night, and the dog was found dead in the 
house. An inquest was held on Monday, when a juror inquired 
of Mr. Lee, whether, if the rocket were to have been fired at the 
moment of the balloon passing, he did not think it might have 
caused it to explode, when most probably the consequences might 
have proved far more disastrous than they have turned out. Mr. 
Lee replied, that from the height which the balloon must have at- 
tained previous to its having reached the premises he apprehended 
that there would have been no danger of a rocket hitting it. The 
juryman said, that at any rate it would have been a most dangerous 
experiment. No further evidence being adduced, the jury re- 
turned a verdict of " Accidental Death," at the same time ex- 
pressing a strong opinion of the highly dangerous as well as 
illegal character of such amusements. &&?•. /Z. JétSô 



Ko. 85. 



BALLOONS. 



This, is the age of air balloons ; 

When thoughtless mortals and buffoons 

Commit their lives and souls to wind, 

Or pay to gaze, and stay behind. 

Vain worms despise their Maker's care, 

And for presumptuous flights prepare 

Balloons of various shape and size, 

Above their proper sphere to rise. 

The Infidel's balloon we meet — 

Reason, inflated with conceit ; 

On winds of scepticism borne, 

Till dash'd in death — in torment torn. 

Free-will balloons rise every day, 

As pride inflates them, well they may ; 

Their a;rial course may thus be traced, 

" Exalted self shall be abased." 

The Pharisee's balloon is spread, 

And he's suspended by a thread, 

Over the awful gulph of hell ! 

When he'll alight there, who can tell ! 

New-light balloons some men invent, 

That prophets' may make their ascent ; 

Inflated Irvingisni thinks 

To soar — evaporates, and sinks. 

The worst balloons, of frightful size, 

On winds of superstition rise — 

Prepared at Rome — sent through the world, 

Whence souls are to perdition hurl'd. 

The world is but one vast balloon, 

Inflated — gazed at — sinking soon ; 

And he who hath his portion there, 

Will soon descend to dark despair ! 



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HOLT'S MAGAZINE. 



This beautiful and stupendous balloon, which 
may, in truth, be styled the eighth wonder of 
the world, was constructed under the imme- 
diate superintendence of Mr. Green, to whom, 
on account of his great experience and success 
in aerostation (he having made 220 ascents), 
the proprietors, with the utmost confidence, 
intrusted the sole direction. The balloon is 
157 feet in circumference, and the extreme 
height of the whole, when inflated, and with 
the car attached, eighty feet. It is formed of 
2,000 yards of crimson and white silk, imported 
in the raw state from Italy, expressly lor the 
purpose; and was dyed by Messrs. Jaques, and 
manufactured by Messrs. Soper, of Spilalfields. 
The method of uniting the gores (the invention 
of Mr. Green) is by a cement of such a tena- 
cious nature, that when once dry, the joint 
becomes the strongest part. It contains 70,000 
cubic feet of gas. The weight of atmospheric 
air, suflicient to inflate it, is about 5,3461bs. ; 
and that of the same quantity of pure hydrogen 
gas, about 364lbs. ; the machine would, con- 
sequently, if inflated with that gas, have an 
ascending power of 4,982lbs : and allowing 
7ii0lbs. for the weight of silk abd apparatus, 
and 362lh». for ballast, would be capable of 
ascending with twenty-eight persons of the 
average weight of 1401bs. each. But Mr. 
Green, in his first experiments in aerostation, 
seeing the great expense, difficulty, and incon- 
venience of using pure hydrogen gas conceived 
the possibility of substituting carburetted hy- 
drogen, or coal-gas, such as is used for illumi- 
nation ; and proved the truth of his assertion 
by ascending with his balloon, inflated with it, 
from the Park, on the day of the coronation of 
his late iVlajesty, George IV. From that time 
the use of pure hydrogen has been almost, if 
not entirely, discontinued, the expense of ge- 
nerating it being six times greater than that of 
coal gas. The specific gravity of coal gas being 
considerably greater than that of hydrogen, it 
gives a balloon a much smaller ascending- 
power; and the quality of coal used, and the 
methods employed by different gas companies 
in its manufacture are so various (the specific 
gravity having been found to vary from 340 to 
790), that it is impossible to ascertain exactly 
what would be the power of a balloon inflated 
with it. It was, however, calculated that the 
new balloon will ascend with from eight to ten 
persons, besides ballast and apparatus ; the 
power varying- according to the quality of the 
gas, the state of the atmosphere, and a variety of 
causes. As a matter of curiosity, it may be stated, 
that the inflated silk will sustain a:: atmospheric 
pressure of 20,433,6001bs., or 9,122 tons. The 
net, which entirely envelopes the silk, is of 
hemp, and the car of basket-work ; the grapple, 
or anchor, is of wrought iron, and will be at- 
tached to an elastic Indian rubber cord, from 
the factory of Mr. Sievier. This will prevent, 
in a very great measure, any sudden jerk in 
stopping the balloon in rough weather, whereby 
so many accidents have occurred. 

When the necessary preparations for the 
ascent had been completed, and the passengers 
had taken their seats in the cor, the balloon, 
under Mr. Green's direction, was allowed to 
rise some small distance, in order to try its 
buoyancy, when it was deemed prudent by 
that gentleman to discharge upwards of one- 
fifth of the inflating power, or about 15,000 
cubic feet of gas, retaining an elevative power 
of 47, C00 cuhic feet. To this circumstance is 
to he ascribed the apparent smallness of the 
balloon to the distant spectators, and the ab- 
sence of that regularity of form which is at all 
times to be remarked in an inflated body. 

A calculation, made by several scientific gen- 
tlemen, after the ascent, has shown this result, 
that if the balloon be fully inflated with pure 
hydrogen gas, and not by carburetted or coal 
gas, as in ordinary cases, it will enable an ele- 
vation of fifteen miles in altitude. 

The expense attendant upon an inflation with 
pure hydrogen would be at least ibOL, whilst 
that with coal gas is not more than between 



70/. and QOl. We are, by the bye, at a loss to 
know why the company should charge so much 
more for the gas when supplied for the purposes 
of aerostation, than when furnished for the cus- 
tomary uses of lighting streets or shops. In 
the latter case the price, we believe, is 9s. per 
1,000 feet, whilst in the former the demand is 
20s. From the result of the experiment en 
Friday week, no doubt can exist but that if the 
balloon were to be inflated with pure hydrogen, 
with a sufficiently commodious car attached to 
it, it would possess such an elevating power, as 
would carry into the regions above fifty per- 
sons. It is intended by several of the leading- 
scientific men, to enter into a subscription for 
the purpose of having the " Royal Vauxhall 
Balloon" inflated with pure hydrogen^ gas, in 
order that a number of them may go up, with a 
view of making some experiments. 

The aeronauts, through Mr. Edwin Gye, 
give the following account of the trip : — The 
balloon, every thing being ready, at a quarter 
past six o'clock, left the earth at rather a rapid 
rate, at first taking a south-west direction ; but 
almost immediately, meeting with another cur- 
rent of air, we were driven over Greenwich in 
a few minutes. At this time we had obtained 
an altitude of about a mile and three-quarters. 
We here crossed the Thames, and expected 
that we should again reach the land in the 
county of Essex, but we suddenly and almost 
instantaneously re-crossed the river, about a 
mile from Woolwich. By this time we had 
attained our greatest height; viz., two miles 
and a half. Here we soon entered another and 
a stronger current of air, and in a short time 
were opposite Gravesend, which, although it 
was dark, we recognised by means of the lights 
on the two piers. 

We now thought of making our descent, 
which we accordingly commenced ; but in 
consequence of our position, so nearty ap- 
proaching to the river, it was not effected until 
we had almost reached the village of Chlfe, 
which is situated aboutnine miles from Graves- 
end, and five from Rochester. The landing- 
took place in a grass field, two miles from this 
village, at twenty-five minutes before eight 
o'clock, after a passage of one hour and twenty 
minutes. We did not receive much assistance 
in our landing-, on account of the darkness of 
the night (nor, indeed : was much required), as 
there were only three persons who observed 
us coming down. The balloon answered ad- 
mirably; and, had it been required, would have 
taken up sixteen persons without the slightest 
difficulty. 

All those who did go up were much de- 
lighted, notwithstanding the lateness of , the 
hour, with the voyage, and expressed an 
anxious desire to repeat their aerial trip. 

The following account is from the pen of one 
of the travellers: — We rose at six o'clock. The 
ascent did not appear to me to be more rapid 
than on the two former occasions on which 1 
have previously ascended. We took at first a 
south-easterly direction, but on rising higher 
we entered a current which carried us directly 
eastward, and remained on the Surrey side of 
the river until we found ourselves beyond 
Woolwich, when we crossed the river. We 
now crossed ir five or six times successively, 
expecting all the time that we should ultimately 
desrend in Essex. Having been up nearly an 
hour and a half, and the darkness increasing, 
we prepared for our descent, which took plaee 
gradually till we approached the earth at a com- 
mon on the Kent side of the river, several 
miles below Gravesend. The grapnel, after 
catching once or twice ineffectually, at last took 
firm hold of some object, which the darkness 
prevented us from discovering. An accident 
now took place, which, had it not been 
perfectly calm, might have been productive of 
the most fatal consequences. The ho<>p to 
which the grapnel rope was attached snapped 
in two, which immediately disengaged the 
balloon from its fastening, and allowed it to 
drift along the common, leaving the grapnel 



behind. Mr. Green instantly opened the valve, 
and the balloon, after drifting about a mile, 
was sufficiently emptied to render it stationary. 
A few minutes then elapsed before enough of 
the gas had escaped to allow the silk to re it 
upon the ground. We then, after rolling- over 
one another, in a highly ludicrous manner, 
were enabled to leave the car in safety. We 
found we had landed on a furze common in the 
neighbourhood of Cliffe, about nine miles from 
Gravesend and five from Rochester. One of 
the party and myself immediately proceeded to- 
Cliffe, whence, after sending assistance to our 
companions, we procured a cart to Gravesend, 
and thence posted to London, where we arrived 
at half past twelve o'clock, highly pleased with 
our aeronautic excursion. The ascending power 
was immense, and had not a large portion of 
the gas been allowed to escape before the 
ascent, I am of opinion that this balloon would 
have been capable of carrying twenty persons 
with ease to a considerable altitude. The mag- 
nificent scenery of the clouds, and of the me- 
tropolis (obscured at intervals) presented an 
appearance of more than usual grandeur. Our 
greatest altitude was about two miles and a 
quarter; the barometer, which was at thirty 
inches on leaving the earth, fell below twenty- 
one inches. The cold was occasionally rather 
severe. In concluding this hurried narrative, 
I cannot but observe that, although the weak- 
ness of the hoop might have occasioned a fatal 
accident, I'feel it due to Mr. Green to state 
that nothing- could exceed his scientific and 
admirable managementof this immense machine. 
Our party consisted of nine persons, including 
two ladies. 



AN ACCOUNT OF THE ASCENT". 

(BY THF, REPORTER OF THE WEEKLY CHRONICLE.) 

It wa3 exactly like going to heaven in a 
warning-tub or an omnibus ; if you' ever go up 
in a balloon, never go in so large a company, it 
more than doubles the great danger there is of 
accident, and destroys all the sentiment of the 
voyage. The pink spencer and green parasol 
on the pyramids of Egypt were not more mis- 
placed than the frivolous and tea-table gossip I 
heard at an altitude of 3000 feet, from the sur- 
face of the earth, high soaring in the cloudless 
vault of heaven. 

The common-place particulars of the ascent 
you will of course see Tin all thenewspapers ; 
we mounted the car a little before six, and out 
of the centre of a motley multitude ascended 
majestically towards the heavens. I felt a 
catching of the breath as we rose up — up — up 
— with a gentle jerking mot ; on at first — to the 
upper regions. The gardens and the groups 
below appeared like the many objects on a 
small camera obscura, each individual object was 
at first clear and perceptible, but faded fleetly, 
yet with a perceptible gradation, from the sight. 
Half the population of London appeared to he 
assembled in the streets, squares, parks, and 
the roof's of the houses. Our frail bark seem d 
rather crowded and oppressed with its weight, 
and a shadow of a thought crossed my mind at 
one moment whether the bottom of the willow 
basket, for such it is, was likely to fall out! All 
considerations of this kind were soon, however, 
dissipated by the splendid conpd'ceil which the 
glories;of the firmament held out to our view. 
As we gently and slowly ascended, I had suffi- 
cient time to salute, and receive in return, the 
farewell salutations of my friends below. What 
a splendid scene it was ! The multitudes of hu- 
man beings, the houses, the squares, and streets, 
the high towers and spires of the churches gra- 
dually diminishing, while the deafening tumult 
became a gentle murmur, and finally settled 
into a death-like silence — a solemn and serene 
stillness not to be imagined by a man who has 
never visited the vast regions of the clouds — 
the earth which he had recently left lay in mi- 
niature relief beneath us; the trees looked like 
green furrows, and the river like a silver ribbon. 
As we ascended we rushed through the mighty 




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)Y THF. UErOtnF.lt OF Till, W1F.KIA- CHRONICLE.) 

I' »U <x icily like going to heaven in a 

' omnibus : if you ever go up 

a company, it 

. the great danger there is of 

us nil the sentiment of the 

I he pink spencer and green parasol 

the pi I I m re not more mis- 

iced than tbe frivolous and tea-table gossip I 

Ititude of SQOÛ feel from the sur» 

• of the earth, bigfi soaring! in the cloudless 

ill oi heaven. 

I'he common-place particulars of (he ascent 

i «-ill of com' 1 1 m e in all the newspapers; 

mounted the car a little before six, and out 

he centre of o motley multitude ascended 

estically towards the heavens. I fell a 

hing ol the breath as we rose up— up— up 

Ing mot on at first— to the 

i , ,, lens and the groups 

! like the many objects on a 

. ,,,,|, individual object was 

eplible, but faded fleetly, 

s . |( i, apwceptible gradation, from tbe sight. 

lation Ol London appeared to be 

bte j J,, ti, e street», squares, parks, and 

• Our frail bark seem d 

ier crowded end oppressed *«h+s weight 
asbadotvofs thought crossed «.y mind let 
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ofthis kind were^n, however 
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massofdark clouds which had frowned over 
London the whole of the day, and came into a 
glorious flood of glowing- sunshine ; the dark 
clouds rolled their heavy masses below us like 
a lowering sea, and, unlike the level appearance 
which they wear when seen from the earth, 
their entire altitude was visible in profile ex- 
panded into the most monstrous dimensions, 
chains of snow-white mountains wrought into 
fantastic forms, seemed as if they were tumb- 
ling headlong upon us. I never witnessed any 
thing comparable to this scene, even from the 
summits of the highest mountains : for from 
these the continuing chain is generally a great 
obstruction to the view, which after all is only 
partial; but here there was nothing to prevent 
the eye from ranging over the boundless ex- 
panse. 

The feeling of absolute solitude is rarely ex- 
perienced upon the earth; but in these regions, 
separated from all human associations, the soul 
might almost fancy it had passed the confinesof 
tbe grave. Nature was entirely noiseless, even 
the wind wfts silent ; therefore we genily floated 
along, and the lonely stillness was only inter- 
rupted by the progress of the car, and its colos- 
sal ball,' which, self-propelled, seemed like a 
mighty eagle fluttering in the blue ether. Such 
were my feelings, when a voice on my left 
drawled out, " What a famous place to take a 
glass of grog and a cigar !' 

I could have pitched the Goth out of the 
car. 

By degrees it grew darker, and we com- 
menced descending, but were several times 
obliged to throw out ballast in order to rise 
again, thus lessening the height and compara- 
tive velocity of the descent as easily as you 
would check l be: impetus of a horse or a boat.— 
In the mean time we dipped insensibly into a 
sea of dark cloud, whiêh enveloped us in a thick 
veil, and through it the sun appeared like a 
misty moon. 

The particulars of the descent it is unneces- 
sary for me to state. Are they not written in 
The Chronicle, The Herald, and The Times? 
I will, therefore, conclude by saying, l hat, with 
Mr. Green for director, a voyage iu a balloon is 
as safe as a journey on a stage-coach, provided 
you are not in too great a hurry to get out when 
the car first touches the ground, and do not al- 
low accidents to disturb your serenity, as was 
the case with his Serene Highness the Duke of 
Brunswick. It is also a point of etiquette in 
aerial voyages to see the ladies safe out first, 
and look to yourself afterwards. 
I remain yours, 

In Numnos. 

p.S — T distributed a few prospectuses of The 
Weekly Chronicle up in the air, but your_ price 
was so low that they would not remain in the 
higher regions, but went to the ground, which 
I hope you will not. 




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Formed of 2000 yards of Silk and capable of ascending with Twenty-eight r?«so BS 
besides Ballast and Apparatus. Circumference 157 Feet.— Height, with Car attach J' 
80 h eet. First ascent, with 9 Persons, made from Vauxhall September Pth, 18,%\ ' 
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Under the Especial Patronage of His Majesty, 

Vauxhall 




9th AUGUST. /P3L 




UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY, 



5 



BALLOON RACE 



AND GRAND 



Fete Champêtre, 

WILL BE 

REPEATED for the LAST TIME 

NEXT TUESDAY,} 



9th 

August 



RACE BETWEEN TWO BALLOONS 

Mr. and Mrs. GREEN against Mr. and Mrs. W. GREEN. 





BALLOON 
RACE, 

Last Time! 

BESIDES 

ATTRACTIONS 

UNPRECEDENTED. 

Comic Songs and 
Glees 

Javelie on the Tight 
Rope 

AComicPiece, "The 
Manager in Dis- 
tress" 

Ravel Family in their 
" Vol an Vent," in 
the Rotunda, light- 
ed up 

Italian Walk 

Bay of Naples 

Panathene 

Cosmoramas 

Fountains 

Statues 

Quadrilles 

Coldstream Band 

&c. &c. &c. &c. &c. &c. 

Doors open at Two.— Balloons off 
at Six. — Admission only 

A Shilling 



The unprecedented combination of attraction last Tuesday, and the splendid sight of the Double Ascent, 
rendered this Day's Fete superior to any public place of Amusement in the Metropolis, as an Assemblage of 
more than Eleven Thousand highly delighted Visitors can testify ; and the Proprietors were solicited by so 
many Friends,, that they have no alternative but to anounce a Repetition of the Entertainments, which will follow 
in rapid succession. The Inflation of both Balloons will be witnessed without the slightest inconvenience. 
DOORS OPEN AT TWO— BALLOONS START AT SIX. 

Admission, ONE SHILLING. 

The ITALIAN WALK will be thrown open with the Foun- 
tains, Statues, &c. 

The Bay of Naples — Panathene— .Cosmoramas, &c. &c. 
with an unprecedented List. 

QUADRILLE AND MILITARY BANDS will perform 

as usual. 



A VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT— Comic 

Songs — Glees — Favorite Overtures, &c. &c. 
Mons. JAVELIE, the First Tight Rope Dancer in the World, 

will perform. 
The celebrated RAVEL FAMILY will give their Ballet 

Pantomime of the "Vol au Vent;" and the Rotunda 

Theatfe will be lighted as at night. 










Aehostation— Yesterday^ a highly respectable and 
very large company, there being nearly 12,000 persons as- 
sembled, attended at Vauxhall-gardens for the purpose of 
witnessing the ascent of two balloons, between which, as 
stated in the bills, a race was to take place. There were 
present the Duke of Brunswick, Lord and Lady Burghersh, 
Lords Lyndhurst, Chesterfield, Lennox, &c. ; Hon. G. 
Wombwell, Capt. Tollemache, Sir Frederick Madden, &c. 
After the usual routine of amusements, abeut half-past six 
o'clock, as the inflation of the balloons was completed, pre- 
parations were made for launching them. The aeronauts, as 
on the former occasion, were Mr. Green and Mr. W. Green. 
Shortly before the ascent, the Duke of Brunswick made 
application to accompany Mr. Green, but he had previously 
entered into an engagement with a gentleman of the name of 
Wrottesley, residing at Blackheath. At a few moments past 
the half-hour of six o'clock the balloons rose from the earth, 
and took a direction almost due west. One was elevated 
higher than the other, but this rapidly advanced, and was 
nearly coming in collision with the former, when a current of 
air gave it a retrograde motion. For a few minutes it was 
again born to the westward, which course they both continued 
till lost to view. The roads outside the gardens, and Vaux- 
hall-bridge, were crowded with people. 



ita . ( 2A , t3 L ANNALS OF THE BALLOON. 

*- Aerostation has latterly occupied so much attention, that it would 
not surprise us to find the suggestion of the whimsical fellow in the 
farce carried at last into effect, viz. — to contrive a balloon that should, 
by an ingenious plan, transport the aeronaut in twelve hours to 
the antipodes. The way in which this is to be effected is merely 
to suspend the balloon in the air while the earth is turning on its 
axis, and then to drop on the very point of our antipodes when the 
revolution has been completed ! 

The number of balloons that have ascended throughout the pre- 

' sent season is much greater than during any similar period within 
our recollection ; yet, except the mere personal circumstances 
connected with them, we do not find any facts worthy of especial 
record. We will reduce our memoranda to as brief a compass as 
possible, so that the passing facts may be- connected with a learned 
history of aerostation. t> /£*.*^. /<P3& 

On Tuesday week a racé between two balloons was announced 
at Vauxhall Garden^' The credulous public assembled in rnulti- 

■ tudes to witness a feat that was likely to be quite as marvellous as 
that of the conjuror who undertook to walk into a quart bottle. 
But the interest of the scene was unexpectedly enhanced by the 
young Duke of Brunswick, who, excited perhaps by the example 
of the Marquis of Clanricarde in the previous week, applied to 
Mr. Green for a seat in the car. The places, however, in both 
balloons, had been previously engaged by a Mr. Wrottesley_ and a 
• Mr._eWto£tfe When the balloons left the earth they were borne 
westward until they went out of sight. At last they fell into a 
current from the north, which carried them about thirty miles in 
twenty minutes. In one of them, at their greatest elevation, about 
6,000 feet, the aeronaut started a pigeon. The bird at first gazed 
on the balloon, and appeared not at all alarmed. It then glanced 

" towards the earth, when, being, gently pushed from the car, it 
flew downwards. 

The Duke of Brunswick, having been disappointed in his first 
application, subsequently appointed Tuesday last for another trial, 
when 20,000 persons assembled at the gardens, including some 
cabinet ministers and many persons of distinction. About six 
o'clock the Duke of Brunswick informed the proprietors that it 
was then his desire to take his seat, when he was told that, as the 
time of ascent had been advertised for seven o'clock, it was im- 
possible to alter the hour. The duke upon this declined to start at 
a later" hour; observing that when he would have to descend it 
would be nearly dark. Two gentlemen then solicited the vacant 
seats, and the balloons ascended, one entering a current of air west 
by south, and the other west by north. Soon after, finding that 
both balloons were likely to come in collision, Mr. Green kept m 
the current nearer to the earth. His object, it appears, was to de- 
monstrate the existence of different currents in the air, and to show 
that in a high altitude there is a constaut current from the north 
west. Last year, in following one current, he was up all night. 
In that excursion he descended to the earth four times. By a con- 
trivance which he has adopted, he states that he can remain sus- 
pended in the air for as many days as they could hours upon the 
old system. The highest altitude they gained was 6,000 feet, at 
which height they drank the health of the King and Queen, adding 
that of the Duke of Brunswick, with a wish that be might be more 
fortunate on the next occasion. One of these balloons descendea 
at Charlton, in Kent, and the other on Plaistow marshes. 



[Balnc, Printer, 88, Gracechurch Stred. 



SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1836. 



THIS JOURNAL, BEING STAMPED, CIRCULATES POSTAGE FREE TO ALL PARI 



THE DUKE'S » BREACH OF PROMISE." 
An Irish acqaaintance has just remarked, that the 
principal event of the present week is one that did 
not happen at all. We conceive that he alludes 
to the Duke of Brunswick's promised ascent in 
Mr Green's balloon, from Vauxhall Gardens. 
When the Marquess of Clanricarde, a fortnight 
ago, made his first appearance in any car (thereby 
acquiring the designation of the most rising 
Nobleman of the day), we predicted that balloon- 
trips would become the favourite excursions of 
the season among the children of fashion, and 
that the higher classes would abandon the earth 
for the distinction of moving in still higher 
circles. But we were wrong. The Duke of 
Brunswick has, with equal boldness, set another 
example ; and we presume that it will now 
become the fashion to decline going. This will 
be thought by many to be the more judicious 
and convenient fashion of the two. It is 
at the same time more calculated to procure 
people distinction on the score of strong nerves, 
and a reputation for moral courage. In saying 
that his Highness, by staying down, exhibited as 
much boldness as the Noble Marquess by going 
up, we hardly do him justice. If courage is 
only the fear of being accounted timid, then there 
is more intrepidity in remaining below among 
your disappointed fellow-creatures, and in risking 
the constructions they may choose to put upon 
your self-denial, than in jumping into. the car at 
a given moment, without allowing yourself time 
to think of the consequences, and being hurried 
into the air at a risk exactly proportioned to the 
gratification of the spectators. Much " nerve " 
may be requisite to do this; but there is more 
heroism in declining the ascent when everybody 
is anxiously expecting it. A fine fame is to be 
gained, no doubt, by making the ascent ; but 
give me, the sensible man will say, the glory of 
notgoing. 

The Duke of Brunswick, however, had very 
serious intentions of taking leave of the earth last 
Tuesday, and would no doubt have been con- 
tented with exhibiting the more common kind of 
nerve f and acquiring the more vulgar species of 
fame, by fulfilling the engagement made with Mr 
Green, but for the reasons which he has assigned 
in the subjoined explanation : — " The Duke of 
Brunswick did not ascend. in the ballon, much 
to his disappointment, in consequence of a failure 
in the promise of the proprietors of Vauxhall 
Gardens. His Highness having so early as on 
the 11th ult. desired that the ascent should take 
place at six o'clock, objecting to a later hour, 
from the descent being necessarily delayed until 

382.— 1836. 



dusk, which orders were by letter complied with. 
The Duke seeing, upon the grounds, that his 
orders were departed from, and retaining his 
original intention, left the gardens at half-past 
six. His Highness cannot but feel offended that 
a private wish he has entertained should be made 
a matter of public spectacle." — Again we say 
that the glory of the day belongs less to Mr 
Green than to his illustrious non-companion. 
An aeronaut may, to be sure, with much propri- 
ety, be called " his Highness" — but not always 
"his Serene Highness;" and granting that he 
might be so entitled with justice, what honour 
had the Duke to gain in that respect of which 
he was not already the possessor ? Had he as- 
cended to the seventh heaven he could but have 
been his Highness ; and had he performed the 
aerial voyage without one nervous sensation, could 
he have been more than Serene ? 

That his Highness, however, was in earnest in 
meditating the excursion, is proved not only by 
his own statement, but by the fact that some 
specific arrangements appertaining to the security 
of the car had actually been made — the sides hav- 
ing been somewhat heightened, and the interior 
fitted up with some fastenings which, if duly^ 
buckled round the waist, would have the infalli- 
ble effect of preventing the most inexperienced 
aeronaut from unintentionally rivalling the re- 
nown of Phaeton by an unceremonious descent 
from the vehicle. 

The Duke's breach of promise was fortunate 
for a less distinguished aspirant, who volunteered 
his company to Mr Green upon the spot. Many 
rumours were afloat in the world as to the name 
of theVîlunteer voyager. Mr Rice was popu- 
larly named — and thousands all at once jumped 
to the conclusion that Mr Spring Rice had 
actually ascended in the balloon for some inscru- 
table state purpose. This idea was dissipated by 
the announcement that the Duke's representative 
was Mr Rice, the American comedian, but this 
in turn proved incorrect ; for Mr Rice, though 
sufficiently enthusiastic and enterprising, justly 
conceived that even the pleasure of risking life 
maybe purchased at too dear a price; and he 
therefore declined hazarding his existence at a 
higher rate than fifteen pounds per hour. 




ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 

<— """^ "grand" 

DAY FETE, 

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1836. 

RAVEL FAMILY, 

Concert, Balloon, &c. 

ADMISSION, 

SHILLING. 

„„„ rARDFNS l'a vin » at an enormous expense, been entirely 
TH , E G f ÎT »nd arran-ed in a style suitable for Day Entertain- 
re ' d :, C °[h Pr OPrietors beg leave to announce that a grand DAY 
ments, the^gop neio . ^ TUËSD AY, JULY 5. 

Tuf NFW ITALIAN WALK, (800 Feet in length) ornamented 
■,l , runic Statues, Fountains, &c. will be thrown open.— This 
pienadè is allowed to surpass any thing of the kind in the 
rru Kingdom. 

THE RAVEL FAMILY, who are engaged expressly for the 
Evening Galas, have been prevailed upon to give their celebrated 
Entertainments by Dav; thereby affording those Visitors who 
cannot conveniently visit V.uxhall at Night, an opportunity of 
witnessing these extraordinary performances. 

The ENTERTAINMENTS will be arranged as follows: 

A CONCERT in the open Orchestra, including several Comic 
Sones Duets, and Glees, by Messrs. Robinson, Bkdford, 
Stansbury, Miss Forde, and Mr. Buckingham, vyIio will 
give his IMITATIONS OF LONDON ACTORS; 

The Dioramic Picture of MONT BLANC, by Moonlight; 

A Quadrille Band of 24 Persons, directed by Mons. Collinkt ; 

Mons Javelie's (the first Tight Rope Dancer in the World,) 
and Mademoiselle Ravel's elegant Performance; 

THE COLDSTREAM BAND ; 

VIEW of the VILLAGE of LAUFENBURG on the RHINE; 

THE PANATHENE, or MUSICAL TEMPLE; 

Extensive Picture,-THE CITY and BAY OF NAPLES; 

THE ROTUNDA THEATRE will be Illuminated as at Night, 
and the Ballet Pantomime " LE VOL AU VENT," will be 
performed by the whole of the Ravel Family. — Private 
Boxes may be engaged on application at the Gardens. 
The Entertainments will conclude with 

NTGREENsASCENT^BALLOON 

The First Time this Sea son from Vauxhall. 

The Proprietors beg leave to state, that arrangements have been made 
for the Public to witness the process of the inflation of the Balloon, 
without the slightest crowding or inconvenience ; and should the 
weather prove favourable, Mr. Green will make partial Ascents 
during the Afternoon, when any Lady or Gentleman may accompany 
him. 

DOORS OPEN* AT TWO O'CLOCK. 

Admission, ONE SHILLING. 



UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY, 

ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 



GRAND FETE CHAMPETRE BY DAY, 

NEXT TUESDAY, July 19, 1836. 

UNPRECEDENTED COMBINATION OF ENTERTAINMENT! 

A RACE! between TWO BALLOONS 

Conducted by Two Ladies and Two Gentlemen ; 
MORNING CONCERT,- RAVEL FAMILY, 




&c. &c. &c. 



Mr. GREEN 

AND 

Mrs. GREEN, 

AGAINST 

Mr. W.GREEN, 

AND 

Mrs. W.GREEN 

Hoth Balloons to start at the 
same instant. 




A VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT will be given in the open Orchestra. 

MONSIEUR JAVELIE (the first Tight Rope Dancer in the World) will perform. 

The Celebrated RAVEL FAMILY have consented to perforin once more by Day: the Rotunda 

Theatre will be lighted as at night, and the Ballet Pantomime of the " Vol au Vent" will be given. 
THE ITALIAN WALK will be thrown open — The Bay of Naples Picture— The 

Panathene — Cosmoramas — Fountains — Statues, &c, will all be shewn. 
Arrangements have been made to enable the Public to witness the inflation of both Balloons 
without the slightest inconvenience. Doors open at TWO. 

Admission, ONE SHILLING. 

[Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechurcli Street 






UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY, 

ROYAL G ARDENS, VA UXHALL. 

FE TE CHAMPETR E BY DAY. 

The weather having prevented the BALLOON RACE from taking place 
on Tuesday last, the Fete is POSTPONED to 

NEXT SATURDAY, 23" July, 

WHEN WILL BE GIVEN AN 

UNPRECEDENTED COMBINATION OF ENTERTAINMENT! 



ROY 



A RACE between TWO BALLOONS 

Conducted by Two Ladies and Two Gentlemen ; 

MORNING CONCERT,— HAVEL FAMILY, 




&c. &c. &c. 



Mr. GREEN 

AND 

. GREEN, 

AGAINST 

ar. W.GREEN, 

AND 

rs.W. GREEN 

Both Balloons to start at the 
same instant. 




MONSIEUR ^v 1NSTRUMENTAL C0NCERT wiU be £ iven in the °P en Orchestra. 
Th e Célébrât 1 R ^ IE ( the first Ti S ht Ro P e dancer in the World) will perform. 

Theatre wilH t\ VE , L FAMII "Y have consented to perform once more by Day: the. Rotunda 
TH K ITALIAN - ^ ^ night ' and the BaIlet Pantomime of the " VoL Au Vent " win be g iven - 
Pa nathevp p ^ ALK wil1 be thrown open. — The Bay of Naples Picture — Thk 
Arranceme ° SM0RAMAS — f °untains— Statues, &c, will all be shewn. 

«ente have been made to enable the Public to witness the inflation of both Balloons 
Without the slightest inconvenience. Doors open at TWO. 



UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY, 

OYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 



THE BALLOON RACE, on Saturday, July 23, having been 
pronounced the most splendid sight ever witnessed, it will, by 
general desire, be repeated on TUESDAY NEXT, August 2, 1836. 
N. B. The Balloons will start exactly at Six o' Clock. 



UNPRECEDENTED COMBINATION OF ENTERTAINMENT! 

A RACE between TWO BALLOONS 

Conducted by Two Ladies and Two Gentlemen ; 
MORNING CONCERT,— RAVEL FAMILY, 




Sec, &c. &c. 



Mr. GREEN 

AND 

Mrs. GREEN, 

AGAINST 

Mr. W.GREEN, 

AND 

Mrs. W. GREEN 

Both Balloons to start at the 
same instant. 




A VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT will be given in the open Orchestra. 

MONSIEUR JAVELIE (the first Tight Rope Dancer in the World) will perform. 

The Celebrated RAVEL FAMILY have consented to perform once more by Day: the Rotunda 

Theatre will be lighted as at night, and the Ballet Pantomime of the " Vol au Vent" will be given. 
THE ITALIAN WALK will be thrown open — The Bay of Naples Picture — The 

Panathene — Cosmoramas — Fountains — Statues, &c., will all be shewn. 
Arrangements have been made to enable the Public to witness the inflation of both Balloons 
without the slightest inconvenience Doors open at TWO. 

Admission, ONE SHILLING. 

[Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechui ch Str 



[Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechurch Street. 



! 



I 



UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS 
MAJESTY. 

ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL.— 
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, the fol- 
lowing entertainments will be given :— The Concert— [Ravel 
Family's Performance— A drs led ' London Stars 

— M. Javelie on the Tight Rope— New Italian Walk— Cold- 
stream and Quadrille Bands— Ascent on two Ropes— Splendid 
Fireworks, etc. etc. etc. 

Doors open at half-past eight ; Admission Is. 
On Tuesday, a grand Fete Champêtre by day will he given, 
on which occanbii there will be a Race between two Balloons, 
both to start at the same moment. Mr Green, the celebrated 
œronaut, accompanied by Mrs Green, will conduct the one, and 
Mr W. Green, with Mrs W.Green, the other. A Morning Concert 
— The Ravel Family's and M. Javelie's performance — The 
Quadrille and Coldstream Bands, etc. etc. will form a constant 
succession of amusements the whole afternoon. The Balloons 
will start exactly at six o'clock. 

Doors open at Two ; Admission Is. ' 



M*. . 



a „™t On Tuesday evening lastMr. C. 

* BALLOON A8CEKT.^On C^^B^ot^ff, 

Green, J^^^ffienY balloon, froîTTlieirŒging 
ascended in his magnificent J , ^^^ y 

t0 Mr . Gfo«' s ^ ^ Monday , but owing to that day 
appointed for the accent postpone his excursion 

K ^ i r ;S, venin- The aeronaut and his companion 
until the follow ng even m ;ful manner , and nearly 

as cended from the « fe a goutherl directI on, 

perpendicular., T^™" ^^ dg; 

U 1 after staining * e he, J ^^ ^ u 
entered upon a e»«W£°» ^ it start ed. Having for a 
to nearly the_ point Jj •* 1C . fectl visible , 

considerable time conm^ d m «MJ^J tho sands it 
t0 the grea grauficatcn ^ of ^ 

gr3dU f Iwch it p net a S about two thousand feet. Owing 
through which it penetr rain whkh J u 

t0 the intense cold, and a n y^ ^ ^ descended 

fl Ued the car J^SSle rapidity. His final descent 

from the clouds with ^consuier ^.J in ing 

was, however, impeded tor .^ ^ f 

another cloud not mo e han a hg degcemkd 

SSSft ami ucceedcdTfinally reaching ; . field at Binley, 
1 distance of ahout three miles from Coventry. 



Ju*± /z./c^iZ... /*. Z 4A 



M F 



BALLOON ASCENT. 



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* <s>tl (From the Cumberland Pacguet.) 

Aî/Cfetn, the celebrated aeronaut, made an ascent at Lon- 
don Thursday last, accompanied by R. C. H. ldvard, Esq., 

Ster-aTC and asfar. Green's account ofTFeir aerial ex- 

S« Sl^a^Sn^rtutT^r nSs^ 
"dlfi my individual exertions to give section, tha. 
iffiSSSc" was compensated by the severffdistinct v.ews 

^SSruiÎlle ~^the balloon was N.E. by N. in 
which it continued about two minutes, and then met with a cur- 
ït a most due west, carrying it about two miles south of 
Ho nbv in the direction of Settle. When at the height of about 
half a mile, I directed my companion's attention to the extensive 
and beautiful Bay of Morecambe, which, trom the temporary ab- 
sent of the luminary of day, presented the appearance of a vast 
«tent of uncultivated land, with which appearance my com- 
panion was highly pleased ; in fact, to use his own expression 
he was most agreeably surprised, anticipating, from what he had 
previously heard respecting aerial excursions, that vertigo, or 
some unpleasantry, would unquestionably ensue. We encountered 
several clouds, which partially obstructed our view of the. 
earth • but after floating in unfathomable space for about 25 
minutes, the earth was completely hid from our vitw, to the 
weat gratification of my companion, who then availed himself of 
the opportunity of pledging to the health of all friends below 
(which pledge, I should suppose, would be conhned to the ter- 
restrial beings, with whom, but a few minutes before, we had 
been co-mingling). The view we had now to contemplate, was 
of the most exhilarating and enchanting description— whether 
we directed our attention to the bay we alluded to, to the beau- 
teous ravine which encompassed the serpentine river ; or indeed 
the boundless scene presented to us, on either side, all was chaste, 
and impregnated with a perfect consciousness of the wonders 
of that Power to whom we owe existence. At the expiration 
of fifty-six minutes, I gave my companion to understand that 
I should make preparations, if he were perfectly agreeable, for 
descending, as the country over which we were hovering was 
extremely favourable for that purpose; and he having, in the 
most gentlemanly manner acquiesced with my wish, I allowed a 
considerable quantity of gas to escape, and approached the earth 
with great rapidity; but from an improvement in the grappling- 
iron, as also in the balloon, which, after much trouble and ex- 
pense, I have succeeded in converting into a machine of almost 
perfect safety, we effected a landing without the least incon- 
venience, in a fog field, on the estate of T. Ingleby, Esq., of 
Lawkland Hall. The field in which the descent took place is in 
the possession of Mr. Matthew Jackson, of Black Bank, in the 
parish of Clapham, to whom for his hospitality and kind treat- 
ment, my companion and self feel much obliged. The gentle- 
man who ascended with me is Mr. R. C. Uildyaul, barrister, of 
London." 

Such is the interesting account which Mr. Green has himself 
given of his last excursion, in which the balloon carried him 
and his companion nearly to Settle, in Yorkshire— a distance of 
25 miles ! 



A Curiosity. — On Monday evening - se'nnigM, an 
elega nt silk balloon, nhoul the size of a hogshead, with 
1 lie name ol Ureen on it, descended on the farm of Mr. 
Jacob Smith, in Gosbertou Fen, near Spalding ; it 
was first discovered by a shepherd, who seeing so rare 
a sight amongst his master's flock, bouncing about the 
ground, supposed it contained some living animal, of 
unknown species, and set his dog on it, but the animal 
nol being able to arrest its progress, the shepherd 
commenced the work of destruction, belabouring it 
most unmercifully with his spittal, whereby two holes 
were made, and the simpleton was nearly suffocated 
with t lie gas it contained. 0**y-2û- A/*J2** 



MARLBOROUGH.STREET. / ^-- î -^ / 
Yesterday two young men, who gave their names Harris 7 ' 
and Chambers, were brought before Mr. Roe, the sitting 
Magistrate, charged with attempting to pick pockets in the 
Strand, during the confusion which prevailed when their 
Majesties were returaing from the procession. 

Harris was remanded till Thursday next, and Chambers 
was ordered to be sent to tColdbath-fields prison for three 
months, and kept, to hard labour. 

The celebrated Swiss Giantess, who was sometimesin.ee 
exhibited in various parts of England, was charged with 
committing a most wanton and outrageous assault upon a 
poor diminutive man, who was net more than half her own 
height. 

It appeared from the statement- of the complainant, that 
on Monday evening he, with thousands of other individuals, 
was amuîing himself with watching the progress through 
the air of Mr. Green's balloon. While he was thus occu- 
pied he received a blow, sufficient to fell an ox, right bang 
in his face. As soon as he had recovered from the astonish- 
ment occasioned by this assault, he looked round, in order 
to discover who had conferred this striking proof of affec- 
tion upon him. Standing close to him he saw a female 
nearly seven feet high, and, from her menacing attitude, 
he saw at once to whom he was indebted for the blow, 
j and was about to make some observations upon the matter, 
I when the Giantess, who seems to have a perfect know- 
| ledge of the broad-sword exercise, wielded her parasol in a 
; most offensive manner, and presently after dashed it into 
fifty pieces on the head of the unfortunate complainant. 
Upon inquiry being made inio the cause of this extraordinary 
conduct, the Giantess said that a na.sty bag which the com- 
plainant had under his arm had bedaubed her new silk dress, 
and ruined it for ever. While the complainant was talking 
, to the Giantess, and threatening to punish her for her con- 
i duct, up came her protector, a mare à waif to the lofty lady, 
and forthwith commenced punching and battering tho com- 
plainant's head. They were both at length, however, taken 
into custody. 

The lady excused her conduct by endeavouring to prove 
that the complainant had annoyed her very much by ob- 
structing her view of the balloon ; he had also spoiled her 
dress, and, in her rage, she could not help chastising him. 
The protector of the giantess said, in his defence, that he 
had only done his duty in taking the paitof a weak and help- 
less woman. 

The prisoners were ordered to make the complainant some 
compensation in money for the assault they had committed 
uiion him, and were then fined 5s. each for being drunk. 









A small balloon was found by a shepherd boy in 
the niKïïôTôTFrïôrsdale. near Alston,!.» Cumberland, 
a short time since, with a label attached to it slatmg 
that it bad been set otYon the 2nd of June, at Rotter- 
dam, by Mr. Green, the celebrated aeio.iaut.-iWK>- 
caslle Journal. o~*3 -J- {& 3 ** 

~ Ou Thursday last, Mr. Green, the aeronaut, made 
a very successful ascent with his balloon, from Sun- 
derland. About three o'clock, the balloon buug 
completely inflated, Mr. Green, accompanied by a 
friend, entered the car; the pullies were disengaged 
from the "round, and the balloon rose slowly, veer- 
I Log to the north, across the river Wear. The balloon 
I rose majestically forabout two miles, when it seemed 
1 to rest stationary for the space of about 15 minutes", 
between two currents of air, in contrary directions, 
I the highest of which was from the N. VV. It after- 
' wa.ds ascended a little higher, and was propelled 
! seaward to the N.E. After being in the air for 
! about au hour, the balloon gradually descended till 
thenar touching the surface of the water it rosi- about 
30 fret. It again descended, and the car (which is 
basket work, cased round the sides with oil cloth) 
floated on the surface, the balloon preserving an 
erect position. The descent was about three miles 
from the land. The current of the lower atmosphere 
being from the S.E. the balloon drifted I towards the 
land After being in this situation for about 20 
minutes, the crew of a Shields pilot coble pulled up, 
took Mr Green on board, and made the grappling 
iron of the balloon fast to their boat. After being 
disengaged of this weight, the balloon rose about 30 
yards? and being carried to the shore by a fair wind, 
the pilot boat was literally towed about three unies 
by it, without the use of oars or sails, and Mr. Green 
wu lauded in safety near Fresh Water Hole, a little 
lo the southward of Shields.— Sunderfand Herald. 



Perilous Balloon Ascent. — O» Monday last Mr. 
Green commenced inflating his stupendous balloon in 
North Shields, for the purpose ofmakiiiganasce.it. 
About three o'clock the gas ceased to flow entirely, 
at which lime the balloon was not sufficiently inflated 
to raise the aeronaut and his car. The intrepid 
voyager, however, rather than disappoint the uiinic- 
, rous body of spectators who had assembled to wit. 
j ness his ascent, immediately slung himself in a cord, 
j and, without either car, ballast, or grappling irons, 
; essayed to ascend. But even then I he buoyant power 
of the machine preponderated so liitle over the 
weight of the voyager, that it was incapable of rising 
more lhan a few yards, and it remained hovering over 
the heads of the spectators. In this predicament he 
I was obliged to throw off his hat, when, with even 
I that inconsiderable diminution of his weight, the 
balloon rose majestically above the town, to the alti- 
tude of above a mile. After remaining at this eleva- 
tion for a short time, the balloon was observed lo de- 
scend with such alarming rapidity as to excite great 
apprehensions for the personal safety of the aeronaut. 
— It eventually came down in a very deep part of the 
river Tyue, near Jarrovv Slake — and such was the 
incredible velocity with which Mr. Green struck the 
water, that he was forced to the bottom (about fjj 
feel), and stuck in the mud. Fortunately, however, 
he had in this perilous emergency, the presence of 
mind to retain his hold, and, on the balloon re-ascend- 
ing, he was again brought to the surface. In this 
novel situation he was dragged through the water for 
about 15 minutes, when he was picked up by a boat, 
and safely brought to laud, at Howden. Had Mr. 
Green alighted upon the land, he would, from the 
celerity of the descent, have inevitably been killed. — 
Mr. Green is the only aeronaut who ever attempted 
to ascend without a car, and Ihis is the third lime he 
has dispensed with that appendage to the aerial 
machine.— Sunderland Herald. 

' a Hut.. //. /<rV4 



Another Balloon. — The Princess Victoria's birthday is to be 
celebrated at the Surrey Zoological Gardens by a grand fete, on 
which occasion the veteran aeronaut, Green, is to make his last 
ascent but one (being the 199th) accompanied by the well-known 
monkey, Jacopo, who is to descend in a parachute. /H*?'*- falf 



Mr. Green, who on Monday completed his two hundredth aerial 
voyage, by ascending from the Surrey Zoological Gardens, re- 
mained iu the air one hour and three quarters, and only reached 
the distance of Greenwich Park, where he descended at a quarter 
past 8 o'clock. He describes the ascent as one of the finest and 
most magnificent he ever made. On leaving the earth the balloon 
rose to the height of about 3,000 feet, when, not finding any cur- 
rent to carry him in an horizontal direction, he passed through 
the clouds, when the intense heat of the sun's rays acting on the 
balloon, caused it to rise with the rapidity of a rocket. After an 
absence of half an hour he again passed through the clouds, and 
became visible to the metropolis, as he describes, exactly over the 
same spot he had left. Having in vain tried to find a current to 
cross the river, he descended in a favourable part of Greenwich- 
park, amidst a dense crowd of persons, from whom he experienced 
some difficulty in extricating himself and the balloon, as, in their 
desire to render him assistance, they were wrapping him up in the 
numereus folds of the silk. He arrived at the gardens about half- 
past 10 o'clock, amidst the cheers of the multitude.— Between 
six and seven o'clock on Wednesday evening Mr. Green again 
ascended from the Surrey Zoological Gardens, amidst the shouts 
of the assembled multitude. He was accompanied by a gentle- 
man of the name of Jephson, who had been on a former occasion 
also his compagnon du voyage. The balloon took a westerly direc- 
tion, and crossed the Thames. Having floated in the air for 
somewhat less than an hour, Mr. Green descended in the gas- 
yard at Staines, in Middlesex, sixteen miles from London, in 
perfect safety. After taking some refreshment, the aeronauts left 
for tha Zoological Gardens, where they arrived at a late hour. 




WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE 

SURREY EOOEiOG-SCAlL ©ABBMS, 
MONDAY 20th. & WEDNESDAY 22nd. JULY, 1835. 

Ascents of the Visitors will be allowed, should the Weather 
permit. 

A VARIETY OF AMUSEMENTS WILL TAKE PlACE. 

Admit and p arty 

on Payment of One Shilling each Person. 

SbuUtvihtx. 

Open from Twelve till Dusk. Should the Weather be 
unfavorable, the Fete will take place the following days. 










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A GRAND 



Metropolitan Society of 

Florists ; 
Gold & Silver Prizes 

TO THE VALUE OÏ 

132 Guineas! 



EXHIBITION 




160 Feet long & 50 in height. 



This Wonderful Machine will 
ascend from 



During the present Month. 



Mr. GREEN 



WILL MAKE HIS 




THIS SEASON, 



At Five o'Clock. 



Diorama of Dovor and 
Calais. 



Abdul Maza and his 
Real Birds. 



COSMORAMAS. 



AMSTERDAM. 



CASCADES. 



JUGGLER, &,c. &,c 



^ „'= halloon descended at five minutes past five 

Mr -, Gree MnnrHv afternoon, in the parish of Charlwood, 

o'clock on/Sffton, London, on a field called the Eight 

twe nty : mne miles non . M ^ Green md hig 

Acres, n ^ "^ffi£| in the mosthospitahle manner by the 
companion " ere receivec ^ Rey> s . p orter , who kindly 

n . rthy rector oi th £ ^ Green &nd hig corapanion) Mr . 
furn.shed i horses to c y ^ Green states, showed greater 

R,C Mlip ami self-possession that any of his previous corn- 
confidence and si P d at Horlfly> on the Bnghton road> 

^Thence the 'aeronauts proceeded yesterday morning for 



London, 






£2hL 



/ft u*,. THE ATLU 



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R A?«^^7ff^^^s3"S^ thel5thof Au " 

Jost, in honour of the B rth day ^ interestingoctasion has called 
The Proprietors W^*£»SSSte , rftSJ Hoyal Gardens, and a Fete to ee- 
forth all the eiierg. es and c ^Xv e d Queen will be given, upon a scale of 
fell r eqï* '° any Galaof the present or any former season. 
,p]endoor equal y^ pB0MINENT FEATURES 

aions — invisible ^-'^ ^ " 74" KhcMiisI? Picture, fcc.-The two ce le- 
Kolunda-lheV.ew ot L.ii.»toiK ifiWrifti as large as nature-The 

f rt {bd VIBWS of t'f.^'^S? ' t è Vjnion Fire- works bv the two Artists- 
"itio, "the NeV London-Bridge, and à superb Water 
Sce«r Aodt^Artic^lkrly .nark this Anniversary, 

M«" rKPFN will make a NIGHT ASCENT from the Gardens, m the same 
BaMn-W^cIÎ he ascent; in tlTe-presence If the.r Majust.es, from 
London-bridge. . „ wlllbPthe united efforts of both Southby and 

bftntt.ftrjnu NE ^y lo ^ on bRidgE m nREW0RKS 

Will be exhibited in one blaze of splendour. 
Doors open at Half-past Seven— Admittance, 4s . 



«.* Under the especial Patronage of Hit Majesty., 

**• ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. , 7&V £/ 

™. ï he mott »ntere«tin« and Grand Ni«*t of the Season. 
„ i?\ Proprietors have the pleasure of announcing a SUPERB 
GALA in honour of the Anniversary ef the Natal Day of His Ma- 
jesty, the. Rayai Patron of Vauxhall Gardens; which auspicious 
event, of course, calls forth the united talent of this large esta- 
blishment in all its departments, and the public may feel assured that 
the most ample justice will be done on this occasion, and that our 
Sovereign's Birth-day will be celebrated in every way to evince the 
çratitude of the Proprietors for the distinguished patronage con- 
ferred upon them by their Majesties. This interesting FETE will 
take place THIS EVENING, Monday, 2îd August, and will be 
marked by the grandest Illuminations — the most superb Decora- 
tions—additional Entertainments— a double display of Fireworks by 
both the Artists, besides the usual routine of Amusements, which 
have so much delighted the visiters the whole season. In conse- 
quence of the unmixed gratification and astonishment excited by 
the intrepid and grand ascent last Monday, and the constant In- 
quiries for a repetition, the Proprietors have no alternative, upon 
such a night as the present, but to afford tha visiters every novelty 
and gratification within their power. Regardless, therefore, of the 
great expense naturally attendant on such a voyage, the Proprie- 
tors have again engaged Mr. Green, who will, on this occasion, 
make another Night Ascent in his magnificent Balloon, precisely 
at 10 o'clock, when the same facilities afforded on the former night 
will be given to the visiters to inspect this wonderful machine; and 
Mr. Green will, as before, ascend from the Gardens in the midst of 
the company. Any lady or gentleman wishing to occupy the vacant 
seat, may know the terms by applying at the Gardens. Dohts open 
at half-past 7. Admittance 4s. The Gardens are open for four nights 
1 every week, viz. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 



Vauxhall — The Gardens were last night crowded with a 
most respectable company to witness the celebration of his Ma- 
jesty's natal day. Mr. Green made an ascent as on the occasion 
of the celebration last week of the Queen's birth-day. The bal- 
loon took a southerly direction, and descended in a short time in 
perfect safety within a mile and a half of Croydon, near to the 
residence of Madame Vestris, from whence Mr. Green instantly 
returned to the Gardens, where he arrived soon after 12, leaving 
the balloon in the care of his friend, Mr. Adams, who accom- 
panied him. The fireworks were most bountifully supplied, and 
never afforded greater satisfaction, as did the singing, and the 
usual routine of amusements generally. Amongst the company 
we noticed the following distinguished persons :— Lords Castle- 
reagh, Tenipletown, W. Russell, and Alvanley ; Marquis of 
Worcester, Col. Stanhope, Admiral Rpdd, Sir T. Duncan, Gen. 
Grosvenor, and Colonels Jones and Trench, cul? . zs, /S}/ ' 



VAUXHALL.-The entertainments last night were in célébra- 
Hon of her Majesty', blrth-day. The bill of fare was attractive, 
the weather beautiful, and, in consequence of both, the gardens 
fully and respectably crowded. The great attraction of the night 
was Mr. Green's ascent in the same balloon in which he ascended 
on the occasion of their Majesties opening London-bridge. The 
balloon was completely inflated by nine and shortly before ten 
the bell was rung announcing its immediate departure into the , 
aerial regions. The night was beautifully serene 5 not a breath 
air was furring > and Mr. G. Green, the son of the aeronaut and 
his father, took their place in the car. By means of fire balls the 
machine was brilliantly illuminated, and young G. stood upon the 
edge of the car, as the balloon gradually ascended, wavmg a white 
flair amidst the cheers of thousands, When the balloon had risen 
about a quarter of a mile from the earth, the aeronauts let oft a 1 
blue light, which was suspended about 20 yards below the car, and 
as soon as one light was extinguished another was kindled, and 
these marked the track of the aerial voyagers for a consideraule 
period. The balloon took fir 8 t a south-western direction ; but it 
soon entered another current of air, which carried it back again 
across the Thames. After the balloon ascent there was a grand 
display of fire-works and hydraulics. In the illuminations no 
expense was spared ; the devices in honour of the occasion were 
tasteful and splendid. The fireworks and the illuminated repre- 
sentation of London Bridge excited general admiration ; indeed 
nothing could be more perfect than the general entertainment. 
Dancing was kept up with much spirit till a late hour, and the 
company generally seemed unwilling to separate. It would be 
injustice not to mention with just praise the urbanity and atten- 
tion of Mr. Simpson. The aeronauts, after being in the air 
above an hour and a half, and having twice crossed the Thames, 
descended at half-past eleven, in a field at Parson's-green, Ful- 
ham, where they received every assistance ; at half-past two they 
arrived at the gardens, and were loudly cheered by the numerous 
company that still waited their return. <*<?> -"'■ '*" 



a Vatjxiiali. The Gardens were perhaps more crowded 

last night than on any previous occasion during the present 
season, the entertainments having been got up in honour of 
his Majesty's birth-day. The Gardens were illuminated 
with more than their usual splendour, and the fireworks were 
perfect triumphs in the pyrotechnic art. Mr. Greenregeated 
his nio-ht ascent in his balloon, and its effecron "first rising, 
mumnialêTr^s-Tn7Srt5y-â-dîscharge of blue fire-works, was 
most grand and imposing. Considerable crowds assembled 
outside the wardens and in various parts of the town to witness 
the ascent, and the star-like lights falling as it were from the 
clouds The concert, including the performances oi Michaei 
Boai, and numberless other attractions, conduced to render 
last night one of peculiar attraction, and the favourable state 
of the weather contributed no mean share to the general en- 
joyment. 2.3 &4~* r /i/ 7 JJ , - • 



On Monday, Mr. Green ascended from the yard of the Gas 
Works in the Manors, in Newcastle. He was accompanied 
by Major Callender, The day was somewhat dull, but the 
clouda were high, so that the aeronauts were seen for upwards 
of half an hour. When about half a mile high, Mr. Green 
letîy on» of a couple of pigeons, which he took with him. 
Th« ascent was beautiful, and gave great satisfaction to the 
crowds wljQ witnessed it.— Tynt Mtrairy. Jcfa //, /■> 3/ 



£U*+M,/tf3/ MARLBOROUGH-STREET. 

The Balloon and the Giantess.— The Swiss giantess was 
brought up on Tuesday, charged with assaulting a pigmy, who, she 
said m her defence, obstructed her view of the balloon. The com- 
plainant said, he was gazing upwards, with thousands so employed, 
after the flight of Mr. Gree n on Monday, when he received a blow, 
sufficient to fell an ox', from a female nearly seven feet high, to 
whose menacing attitude he was indebted for the blow. Ihe 
giantess, who seemed to have a perfect knowledge of the broad- 
sword exercise, wielded her parasol iu a most offensive manner, 
and presently after dashed it into fifty pieces on the head of the 
unfortunate complainant, who, she said, had bedaubed her new silk 
dress, and ruined it for ever. While the complainant was talking 
to the giantess, up came her protector, and commenced punching 
and battering his head. They were both at length, however, taken 
into custody. The protector said, he was bound to stand up for a 
poor weak female. They were fined 5s. each, and dismissed. 



TICKET TO WITSHESJi 



Mr. GREEN S 



Vauxhall Gardens — Balloon by Night. — 
On Monday week, at ten o'clock, p. m. Mr. Green 
and his son made an ascent from Vauxhall Gardens. 
The balloon ascended most majestically, almost 
close to the heads ol the visitors in the gallery. As 
soon, as he had cleared the trees and buildings he 
discharged some fire - works, which completely 
illuminated the balloon for a considerable time. It 
went in a north-west direction overVauxhall bridge, 
and in a few minutes encountered a different current 
of air, bringing the aërorauts near to, and affording 
a complete view of the gardens, which they de- 
scribe as strikingly effective, the illuminations, 
the orchestra, &c. being quite perceptible. At 
intervals Mr. Green amused himself by lighting 
large bodies of red and white fire, which were not 
only seen from the west end of the town, but 
caused multitudes to assemble at Islington, High- 
gate, &c. About half-past eleven they dropped 
near the ground at Battersea-rise, and again as- 
cended a great height. In half an hour he threw 
out his grappling-irons when about 200 feet from 
the earth, and illuminated the atmosphere with red 
fire, which quickly brought persons to his assis- 
tance ; they led the balloon gently to the ground, 
and Mr. G. and his son stepped out of their carat 
twelve o'clock. They crossed and re-crossed the 
Thames three times, having encountered several 
currents of air, d^s./iro// 








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Under the Direct Patronage of Her Majesty, 

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. 

GRAND 

BALLOON FETE, 



FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 1837. 

The most Extraordinary Attraction ! 
ASCENT OF THE 

Royal Nassau Balloon! 




AND OF 



. Green's own Balloon 

AT THE SAME MOMENT! 




The Proprietors of Vauxhall having, during the summer, received many appli- 
cations to display their immense Nassau Balloon, in conjunction with a Balloon 
of the usual size, in order to show by comparison, the extraordinary dimensions 
of the former, they have determined to present the Public with the above 
Exhibition, — one hitherto unparalleled in the annals of Aerostation. 

In order to render the arrangements of the day complete, several Entertainments 
will be given during the inflation of the Balloons ; viz. a Vocal and Instrumental 
Concert in the Open Orchestra, with Comic Songs, Glees, &c. &c. — A Dramatic 
Piece, called " London Stars," in the Theatre— also, the Gladiator's Combat, by 
Messieurs De Ruse and Merveille — Military and Quadrille Bands, various 
Scenery, &c. &c. &c. 

There will be Nine Seats in the Car of the NASSAU BALLOON. 
Price: Gentlemen, £21.; Ladies, £10. 10s. 

There will be also One Seat vacant in Mrs. Green's Balloon. Should 

the weather prove boisterous, Mr. H. Green will ascend in the place of 

Mrs. Green. 

Doors Open at TWO. The Balloons start at Half-past FIVE. 

And notwithstanding this unequalled Union of Attractions, the Admission 
will be only 

ONE SHILL ING 

t§° A GRAND GALA will be given every Night 
this Week.— Admission, ONE SHILLING. 

[ [Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechurch Street. 



REPETITION 

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DOUBLE ASCENT! 

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UNDER THE DIRECT PATRONAGE OF HER MAJESTY, 

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, 

Grand Day Fete, 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1837. 

The most Extraordinary Attraction! 
ASCENT OP THE 

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The Proprietors of Vauxhall having, during the summer, received many appli- 
cations to display their immense Nassau Balloon, in conjunction with a Balloon 
of the usual size, in order to show by comparison, the extraordinary dimensions 
of the former, they have determined to REPEAT the above Exhibition,— 

one hitherto unparalleled in the annals of Aerostation. 
In order to render the arrangements of the day complete, several Entertainments 
will be given during the inflation of the Balloons ; viz. a Vocal and Instrumental 
Concert in the Open Orchestra, with Comic Songs, Glees, &c— A Dramatic 
Piece, called " London Stars," in the Theatre— also, the Gladiators Combat, by 
Messieurs De Ruse and Merveille— Military and Quadrille Bands, various 
Scenery, &c. &c. &c. 

There will be Nine Seats in the Car of the NASSAU BALLOON. 
Price: Gentlemen, £21.; Ladies, £10. 10s. 

There will be also One Seat vacant in Mrs. Green's Balloon. 

Should the weather prove boisterous, Mr. H. Green will ascend in 

the place of Mrs. Green. 

Doors Open at TWO. The Balloons start at Half-past FIVE. 

And notwithstanding this unequalled Union of Attractions, the Admission 
will be only 

ONE SHIELING 



A GRAND GALA will be given every Night 
this Week.— Admission, ONE SHILLING. 

Balne, Printer, 3?, Gracechurch Street. 




ASOBXT OF TWO BALLOONS FROM VAUXHALL 

zCcïZtlvZ nîgbt i- te dBriB * t1 "' ««"on. The greatest 
in tant V, L J C -T S8 ? ie aECent of two bsll °°»s «* the ««»>* 
the great S& havu, iî a "«? a 1 n «<l that in addition to 
Placed SI iif.M- h allooa another of the common dimensions, 
«roper 8 ! "I * e f '.*™ld> simultaneously launched into their 
comparfe^VJ 108 , ar 3? rdin ff the public the opportunity of 
plan P could b ed,l%f ? *5° ba "°° ns : certainly no beLr 
ProporHon. J 11 m r S "°V^ ° ff lo ad ™*tage the ^aniic 
duwm3 " 0f S ^ff au Ball00Q - Another powerful in- 
th ^l'Sitv q f e ff° nal3ly . was ' that the P" blic ^Icukted upon 
the vS a ty °L the P™?™*»"». f^ron two former occasion,, 
wlthcu IZT p f lmcted - £ft ^the ascent, to be preset 
eveS to en«n/fS! rg ?,i *• ?" grand ?ala in the 
andinthii n«r y i h ! t dlummatlon ' rcuaic ' ««works, &c, 
appeared to ^^'"^^««ot disappointed, a, a notice 

than usual werpl»^ f «W l ° b a ranch 8 reat er proportion 
*hich Z2 e , la . d!e8 )/' '«'I every avenue of the promenade 
every s a e ;^ n ed , a v,ew of &e ascent-for a long time previously 
'een\« fi L e fl '"5^ en8esa1 . !er y from whîcb the fireworks are 
«on for 1 800 U««- ™***™. « e understand, necommodo.- 
Na.«au bal iZ ™ ° M * ,. A1 L 00t tbis P eriod - Mr - Gr ™> in the 
wub the asiendin a,JU8tio ^ tbe we ^ bt ' and comparing it 
«arcelv^bu^ PT r ' * m } W , e ™P^ the balloon was 
«w. All was at w »l W cted ' a ' two gentlemen left the 
hooked thrir J\2î l ead . V four ,^r,tlemen having previously 
Spencer, a Dd VrPn^ eS K e , 8 ^ wbo,n wer » e Mr. Green, Mr. 

w«m jw" to w«J;,r?Il ; , \ the n ' iaa f of either of tha otber 

to the proprietors Plïf.rf'' ?**"• ■" th £ y Z er i dangers even 

»« the pretty Httle £W "^«-«f. with the Nassau balloon. 

pretty nttle machine in which Mr. G. had made 200 



ascents, and tnc contrast to its elder sister excited great | 
curiosity. In the csr of the latter were seated Mrs. 
Green and Mr. H. Green. It was nearly half-past six when the 
band struck up the national anthem, and a signal gun having 
bean fired, both the balloons quitted the earth at fie same mo- 
ment — the smaller, for the time taking the lead, but was soon 
overtaken and passed by the larger one. The ascending power 
of the Nassau balloon being scarcely equal to the weight it had 
to sustain, Mr. Green threw out some ballast, when it majes- 
tically entered as clear and beautiful an atmosphere as can be 
conceived. From the direction it took we should suppose 
that it passed ovojr Highgate, inclining somewhat further 
to the eastward. The dcuble accent evidently gave the greatest 
satisfaction to the assembled thousands— the proprietors aleo 
seem well satisfied with the success of the experimsnt, as they 
bavo announced its repetition next week. The streets in the 
vicinity of the gardens, and, indeed, in every place where it was 
probable that a sight could be obtained, were crowded to ex- 
cess ; in fact, so intense was the anxiety to witniis the depar- 
ture of the balloons, that the roads were for a long time impas- 
siMa. The company, we understood, amounted to upwards of 
3,000 person.', most of whom remained for the evening entertain- 
ments, to wbish a greit accession of new visiters was made at 
thr? opening of the doors at nine o'clock. 

Descknt of the Two Balloons. — After a voyage of about 
50 minutes, Mrs. and Mr. Henry Green effected a landing in a 
fiold in the parish of East Birnett, near Eversley Lodge, the 
seat of Charles Richardson, Esq. The onlv inconvenience t>.ey 
experienced was the loss, on the part of Mr. H. Green, of his 
hat. After packing up the balloon, they returned to town, and 
arrived at Vauxhall about 20 minutes before 12. Mr. Green 
descended, with his monster balloon, at Enfield Chace, about 
four ir.ile! from the spot where hu wife made her descent, ar.d 
some of the pr.rty returned to the gardens at 11 o'clock. 

Notwithetaadinz the low price of admission, the King of 
Wirlemberg and suite honoured the Royal Gardens last night 
with their presence. 



VAUXHALL GARDENS. 

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It had been announced that the "monster" balloon and its 
comparatively diminutive companion, the old Vauxhall balloon, 
would ascend together from the " royal property» yesterday 

nroSor^ 6 tï* * 1 .*»™*™ »P *° 12 o'clock induced Ihe 
proprietors to delay loflat.ng these enormous machines till it 
was too late to make a commencement ; the great quantity of 
gas required for the purpose, and the length of time requisite 

n^i e r° Ce8Sbelng t mUcliereat<,r thani8 generally known 
Under these circumstances, to prevent the public from being 
disappointed, a notice was placed at the entrance-door of the 
gardens to inform all who were crowding to get in that the 
ascent was postponed till Monday next. The proprietors f„! 
ther gave notice that an entertainment was provided as a sub- 
stitute, and a very numerous company availed themselves of 

i^ a E n °T e, !? ei !- a . n - d P"/ 10 ! * of l . he P lea8 «res of the concert 
and the other festivities of the evening. 



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vented an i "aeronaut" upon a nevel principle, having the ad- 
vantage of horizontal propulsion, which gives â veXfë 

vernment for rmh tory purposes, and might be eminently useful 
for many other objects. Its form Is simple and impoiL" i £ 
dimensions rather exceeding the Great Nassau Balff" The 
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Mr. GREEN'S CORONATION BALLOON, 

hi which he has made so many successful ascents from various parts of the United Kingdom. 
Printed and sold by T. Batekelar, 115, Long Alley, Finsbury Circus. 




Mr. Green's Coronation Balloon. 

Printed by Arliss, "22, Addle Street, Wood Street, Lcadon and sold by all booksellers. 




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m.„>£. < Sr A !' GA , R DEN8, VAUXHALL. 3 <, u j, 
(Under the Especial Patronage of her Majesty.) T7 
TheProDrlet n r.h , ONE WEEK MORE. J ™ /rf»J<? 

Three NW S m™re,nd"?hTM ethat the Garden ' wl » remaIn °P en 
THREE GRAND GALAS Prel1 8ea80 " WlU termlnate "' Itn 

««^ D n raY„«rp1"ceT n H ^ L.^Wf S/Pt.4, will embrace the Cob- 
K»qO,Mr 8 .p.Mat he ™^i hIch ? y tne ,k>"<i Permission of H. Webster, 
Ingham. The wonriW?.. v T^™.' i' 80 Mr - Bedford and Mr. Buck- 
«•lo on th. cÔn«rUna rrfn at i S .i 0f \ he f, rench Ju *S ler - Mr - Sedgwick's 
»t Half.pMt Sewn. Admission is!" " an Fireworlra -- D °°" open 

TO-MORROW H IGH T BALLOON ASCENT. 
««lo»Jnadd"|yntoT e th n i ,er h 5 • *" EVENI NG GALA, en which oc 
NIGHT ASCENT In M.P.. ab °!f ""«"emeuts, Mr. Green will make a 
«ude dlscharw » , 'f^i^ Co r onati o n Balloon, and when *' <* great alti- 
■»«*t ucwiS|,\S2L dld JC leee of Reworks. This will be the only 
A«iml M |e„. i. 8e * ,on - D °ors open at half-past Seven. Ascent at 10. 






ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. S^ir.tSJa 
(Under tht; Especial Patronage of her Majesty.) J J 

NIGHT BALLOON ASCENT.-LAST NIGHT BUT ONE. 
THIS EVENING (Thursday), an EVENIN» GALA will take place 
with a great variety of amusements. In addition to which, Mr. Green «111 
make hla first and last NIGHT ASCENT this season in his Coronation 
Balloon, and when at a great altitude discharge a splendid piece of 
Fireworks. Doorc open at half-past Seven. Ascent at Ten. Fireworks 
by d'Emst at H .lf-past Ten. Admission, Is bd. 

GRAND MASQUERADE.— LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON. 
TO-MORROW EVENING (Friday), being the last night of te pre- 
sent season, A GRAND MASQUERADE will be given on a scale of great 
Bplendour.— Doors open at Ten. Fireworks at Twelve. Ladies or Gen- 
tlemen 5s each. 

Masks, Dresses, &c, can be had of Mr. Nathan, 18, Castle-street, Lei- 
cester-square ; or at the Gardens, on the evening of the Masquerade. 



ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 



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(Under the Especial Patronage of her Majesty.) *Z~,+ 
ONE WEEK MORE. /e - 1 / 

The Proprietors beg to announce that the Gardens will remain Open 
One Week more, and that the present season will terminate with FOUR 

The Entertainments THIS EVENING, Sept. 3. and To morrow, Sept. 
4 will embrace the Concert, a Dramatic Piece, in whleh(by thekind per- 
mission of B.Webster, Esq.), Mrs. F. Matthews will perform, also Mr. 
Bedford and Mr. Buckingham. The wonderful Feats of the French 
Juggler. Mr. Sedgwick's solo on the Concertina. Grand Illuminations 
and Fireworks.— Doors open at Half-past Seven. Admission Is. 
ann *irewor« N t G HT BALLOON ASCENT. 

On THURSDAY, Septembers, an EVENING GALA, on which oc- 
casion. In addition to all the above amusements, Mr. Green will make a 
NIGHT ASCENT in his Coronation Balloon, and when at a great alti- 
tude discharge a splendid piece of Fireworks. This will be the only 
night ascent this season. Doors open at half- past Seven. Ascent at 10. 
Admlssien.ls. MASQUERADE . 

On FRIDAY, Sept.6.-LAST NIGHT of the SEASON— A GRAND 
MASQUERADE will take place ou an unusual scale of splendour. This 
being the Last Masquerade of the Season, the Proprietors have deter- 
mined to make the price of admission to both Ladies and Gentlemen 
Five Shillings. 






TO COMMEMORATE 

MR. C. GREEN'S 

THIRD ASCENT 

FROM THE 

CITY OF NORWICH, 

October 14th, 1839, 

Being the 274th Ascent 

Since the Coronation of George the Fourth, 

July 19th, 1821, 

On which occasion he proved the practicability of ascending with 

CARBURETTED HYDROGEN, OR COAL GAS. 

This Memorandum was dropped from the CORONATION BALLOON, Oct. 14th 1839, 
BY HIS FRIEND AND COMPANION, 

RICHA RD CRAW SHAY. 

JOHN STACY, PRINTER, OLD HAYMARKET, NORWICH. 




ASCENT of Mr. GREEN & Mr. CRAWS HAY 
Till lately, the displays of aerostation 
in this city had " like angels visits" been " tew 
and far between." But within the last month, as 
if to make amends, one balloon ascent has followed 
unathcr in rapid succession ; and tojudge from the 
manifestations of popular excitement and satisfac- 
tion, the last aerial expedition has been as welcome 
iiere as the first. 

On Tuesday, the 8th inst. that justly-celebrated 
leronant, Mr. Green, arrived in this neighbourhood 
hi a visit to R. Crawshay, Esq. of Honingham, 
jringing with him his Coronation balloon, for the 
mrposedjf -taking a-.flight in it with that gentle- 
nan, who} we understand, had already accom- 
)anied him no less than five different times, in 
excursions of the same description. To avoid the 
east interference with Mr. Hampton's arrange- 
nents and interests, no preparation was made to 
:arry this intention into effect till after Thursday 
ast — from which period Mr. Green's balloon was 
it the Gas-works ready for filling, and the only 
;hing wanted was a change in the wind. The 
Itrection preferred by the scientific, skilful, and 
experienced artist on tjbn occasion was a south- 
westerly one— it being the object of himself and 
companion to reach Birmingham or some other 
midland spot, instead of following the north- 
easterly course to which the two preceding flights 
had both been subjected. The weathercocks, 
however, remained inflexibly nailed to the old 
point. And after waiting over Tuesday, the ascent 
was determined upon for the following afternoon 
(Wednesday). It took place about 35 minutes past 
three o'clock. The balloon, containing 25,000 
feet of gas, was in admirable order, perfectly 
symmetrical, of a pear-shaped form, and thoroughly 
inflated — the gas once infused appearing to be her- 
metically sealed within it. From amidst a sin- 
rounding crowd of friends and other spectator! 
assembled in the area of the works, the aeronaut; 
rose in the finest style imaginable, clearing tin 
hollow basin of encompassing heights, with a 
buoyant yet steady movement of perpendicularity, 
which augured most favourably of their vehicle's 
capability for a lofty and extended voyage. The 
balloon mounted nobly from the very first, and 
must, have been almost instantly seen, not only by 
the nearest spectators, but also by those who were 
watching for its appearance, in the most distant 
quarters of the city and neighbourhood. Whilst 
passing over the arena from which they had started, 
Mr. Green and Mr. Crawshay waved two handsome 
flags, one. of which was richly embroidered with 
Her Majesty's arms; and, amidst the responding 
shouts of the people, the latter gentleman flung 
down showers of small hand-bills, on pink paper, 
printed as follows :— 

To Commemorate 

Mil. C. GHEEV'S 

Tliird Ascent from the City of Norwich, 

R . Oct. Ifi, 1S39, 

Being the 2Hth Ascent since the Coronation of George IV, 

July 19, 1S21, 

"" which occasion he proved Ihe practicability ofascending 

With Caiburettcd Hydrogen, or Coal Gae. 

Tliis Mémorandum was dropped from the Coronation • 

Balloon, Oct. 10, 1839, 

By his Friend and Companion, 

RlOHAltU Crawshav. 



Everything calculated to render an aerostatic 
exhibition imposing, interesting, and delightful, 
combined on this occasion -superb weather — a 
tranquil atmosphere without a cloud— an elegant 
Walloon— a scientific navigator, and he associated 
,vith an equally intrepid and intelligent friend — 
his was incomparably the finest sight of the kind 
A-e have for some time witnessed. Owing to the 
lesigned omission of all public notification (it being 
i private affair), and the uncertainty of its occur- 
•ence, the number of persons assembled was not so 
;reat as at Mr. Hampton's ascents ; but those who 
«ere fortunate enough to have a good view of this 
beautifully-managed balloon as it soared aloft, are 
not likely soon to forget so glorious a spectacle.— 
After a short interval, during which the balloon 
continued rapidly to ascend, a parachute with a 
cat in it was thrown out, which came down oscil- 
lating, and taking its own leisure time to reach the 
earth, or rather the branches of a tree, where it 
lodged with poor puss in the basket, at Catton. It was 
curious to observe, as with others we did, from the 
high grounds ol Mousehold, the balloon sometimes 
descending behind the pine woods, and presently 
afterwards rising again to view, and resuming a 
very high altitude. In this prosperous manner, 
weuudersland, the aerial voyagers proceeded till 
they closely approached the coast, when, not being 
provided with either gas or grub sufficient for 
Hudson's Bav, their descent' was safely and plea- 
santly accomplished, in the parish of Trunch, near 
Mnndesley, in a clover field on the estate of Mr. 
Primrose, not far from that gentleman's house, and 
within a mile of the sea. The greatest elevation 
attained in this instance was a mile and a half— the 
distance passed over, about IT miles— the time 
occupied about 25 minutes, 






//?3a THE BALLOON. 

On <Wednesday^MR. Green made bis ascent 
from the Oas Worlw, under one of the most serene 
and cloudless atmospheres that ever shone. II. 
Crawshay, Esq. was. his companion; indeed it 
appears that the voyage was undertaken to .grati y 
that gentleman. From this union there is likely 
to result a very important measure: namely, tne 
construction of a balloon of experiment capable , of 
almost any purpose to which it can be app ied 
Aerostation is certainly yet in its infancy, and tr * 
philosophy never doubts the possibility of useful 

^TunStand «hat Mr. Green has, at the solici- 
tation of a few of his staunch aeronautical and 
scientific friends, gratuitously consented to con- 
struct a powerful and splendid balloon, to be use 
solely for the purpose of scientific expernnent .and 
recreative amusement ; and we have ta s authority 
to state that he would willingly with such a machine 
undertake a voyage from JVew York toEur°pe 
thus at once putting to the test the duration of the 
power of a balloon when properly constructed, and 
furnished with every necessary appendage. We 
think with Mr. Monk Mason, who accompanied 
Mr. Green and Mr. Holland on the ever-memorable 
voyage from London to Wielburg, in Germany, that 
the earth's whole surface may at some not very 
distant day be traversed by a balloon. 



Honincham Hall, Oct. 17th, 1839. 
To the Editor of the Nonvich Mercury. 
M -y. Dear Sir, 

From the commencement of aerostation to the 
present, day, it has been customary either for the 
Aeronaut himself or one of his companions to give 
some account of the excursion, and although there 
is nothing new to relate concerning the short, 
though delightful trip I took yesterday with our 
veteran and truly unrivalled Mr. C. Green, yet I 
feel inclined to record, through the medium of 
your widely circulated columns, the trifling facts as 
they occurred. It has long been my wish to make 
a distant inland journey from our city of Norwich, 
and my friend, Mr. Green, having kindly accom- 
modated me with the use of his balloon, we com- 
menced operations ten days since, but having been 
disappointed from time to time by the prevalence 
of adverse winds, we determined yesterday morn- 
ing to avail ourselves of the fineness of the day, and 
abandon our original intention, we therefore com- 
menced the inflation about twelve o'clock, and by 
the able direction of Mr. Tadman, Engineer of the 
Norwich Gas Works, this operation was speedily 
effected. The usual preparations and adjustment 
of the apparatus being accomplished, and 13 bags of 
ballast weighing 216 lbs. being taken in, we left the 
earth at fifteen minutes before four, taking a north 
easterly direction until we attained an elevation 
of 2300 feet, where tin accordance with the custom 
of the day) we liberated a small parachute contain- 
ing a living animal, but as neither Mr. Green nor 
myself have very great confidence in this mode of 
descending, we selected one.long notorious for hay- 
ing nine lives, which we are happy to say arrived in 
safety on terra firma, two miles from its native 
city. 

The balloon now continuing rapidly to ascend 
until the barometer, which at starting stood at 30-20, 
had subsided to 23-5, indicating an elevation of 
7598 feet, or one mile and 2318 feet. Our course at 
this period Varied more to the East with increased 
velocity, and finding that we had already traversed 
more than half the distance between Norwich and 
the coast, we considered it prudent to commence 
our descent, in order to avail ourselves of the 
tranquil current we had left nearer the earth, 
and descending into It, we proceeded more nor- 
therly, and thus cominued our course at an ele- 
vation of between five and seven hundred feet, 
until we approached within half a mile of the 
German Ocean, where we effected a landing in a 
clover layer, at ten minutes past five o'clock, on 
the estate of Wm. Primrose, Esq. in the parish of 
Trunch, three miles beyond North Walsham, and 
seventeen miles distant from Norwich, after a full 
short though highly delightful trip of one hour and 
twenty minutes. During the ascent the thermo- 
meter fluctuated from 58 to 65 deg. Fahrenheit. 

Thus ended Mr. Green's two hundred and seventy- 
fifth ascent since his first, which took place from 
the Green Park, at the Coronation of George the 
Fourth, July 19, 1821, on which occasion he first 
demonstrated the practicability of ascending with 
carburetted hydrogen or coal gas. ' 

I cannot conclude this short narrative without 
expressing our warmest thanks fer the kind assist. 
ance and attention shewn to Mr. Green and myself 
by the gentry and peasantry in the neighbourhood 
of our descent. 

I remain, my dear Sir, 
Yours very truly, 

RICHARD CRAWSHAY. 



w ASCENT 
j NASSAU BAIIOOl 

Thanks to that Prince of Aeronauts, 
Mr. Charles Green, and to his no less princely- 
spirited patron and friend, Richard Crawshay, Esq. 
the public of Norwich were on Thursday afternoon 
last, gratified with one of the most magnificent bal- 
loon ascents, that ever took place, from any spot, 
i we will venture to say, since Aerostation was in- 
vented—certainly the finest we ourselves ever be- 
held. 

The readers of this paper are already aware that 
the original intention of Mr. Green, in fixing on 
this city for the scene of his enterprise since he 
became proprietor of the Great Nassau Balloon, 
was to make thence, in company with as numer- 
ous a party as the Car would commodiously hold, 
the traverse of England in a south western direc- 
tion. For the last fortnight that scientific and ex- 
perienced Artist, after making all necessary prepa- 
rations, has literally been " waiting for a wind." — 
But the weathercocks have all the time been nailed 
afe it were to exactly the wrong quarter ; and de- 
spairing of any immediate change favourable to their 
cherished project of an inland voyage, Mr. Green 
and Mr. Crawshay determined to take advantage 
«f at least sunny skies and calm weather, to inflate 
their " glorious orb," and take the chance of a 
longer or shorter voyage. Accordingly in pursu- 
ance of arrangements previously made with Mr. 
Tadman, engineer of the Norwich Gas Company's 
Works, (whose attention and skill on the occasion 
of last year had been particularly marked and me- 
ritorious), the process of filling commenced about 
nine o'clock on Thursday morning. The Btilloon 
had been removed from the Corn Exchange Hall, 
to a spacious meadow bordering on the River near 
Bishopgate-bridge, where a main pipe for the 
conveyance of gas had been laid on from the works, 
and a neat marquee pitched as a repository for the 
apparatus, and the accommodation of the parties. 

By half-past two, such progress had been made, 
that the buoyant power of the subtle fluid demanded 
a restraining strength of not less than sixty able 
bodied men, aided by several tons of iron weights, 
to hold on, & keep the cloud-aspiring colossus from 
| escaping before its appointed time of departure. The 
\ quantity of gas required was estimated at between 
70 and 80 thousand cubic feet, and this proved to 
j agree with the quantity of 10,000 feet calculated to 
be infused into the balloon per hour; for by about 
half-past three, this all-important operation was 
accomplished ; and a globular formed body, with 
pear-like finish at the lower extremity, never pre- 
sented itself, in more perfect symmetry, on so stu- 
pendous a scale, than did this monarch of the air 
at the moment in question to the admiring gaze of 
assembled thousands. It was impossible to witness 
this slow but interesting process of inflation without 
being sensibly struck with the arduous and fatiguing 
task which devolved throughout on the directing 
genius of the Aeronaut; who not only superintended 
the preparations in general, but. also took a persoual 
share in the minutest details, connected with the 
well-working of the complex machine, aud essen- 
tial to the comfort as well as the safety of his fellow- 
voyagers.— Mr. Green's cool methodical and work- 
manlike demeanour in conducting these prelimina- 
ries is equalled only by his often tested yet never 
failing courage and self-possession in the hour of 
danger, except it be indeed by the intelligence of 
his mind, his unpretending manner and obliging 
disposition. In Mr. Crawshay he, of course found 
on this as on other occasions the geuerous friend 
no less than the able and zealous coadjutor.— And 
here we shall be rendering only justice to that gen- 
tleman, in alluding to the circumstance of his 
having so handsomely allowed gratuitous admission 
not only to individuals of respectability but also to 
all persons of decent appearance into the ground 
which he had engaged as the arena of the ascent; 
and over which he very properly reserved to himself 
for the time being the exercise of an independent 
right. 

Amongst the numerous company within the in- 
closure wé observed the Lord Bishop of Norwich, 
the Mayor of Norwich and Mrs. Money, the Rev. 
Prebendary Wodehouse, Professor Sedgwick, Mrs. 
Crawshay and the Misses Crawshay, the Rev. Mr. 
and Mrs. Smith, of Honingham, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Weston and the Misses Weston, the Re- 
corder of Norwich and Miss Jenny, Mr. Bignold 
and the Misses Bignold, Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Scott, 
Mr. Booth, Mr. W. and Mrs. Seppings, the Rev. P. 
Booth, the Rev. S. Tillow, the Rev. — Goodwin, Mr. 
Henry Browne, Officers of the 8th Hussars, Mr. 
Hudson, Dr. Lubbock, Mr. T. Steward, Mr. Hi 
Willett, &c. &c. . i 

During the period of preparation, by the polite 
permission of the Commanding Officer, at the 
Cavalry Barracks, the Band of the Royal Hussars 
were present, and performed several pieces ot 
military and other music, in their accustomed style 
of masterly effect. At four o'clock all was ready— 
a cannon fired and the Balloon went up. In the 
car were Mr. Green, R. Crawshay, Esq. and his 
two younger Sons, (Mr. Frederick and Mr. 
Edward Crawshay), Nicholas Bacon, Esq. Mr. 
Shalders, and Mr. Andrews. 

| The military band, at this exciting moment, 
struck up " God save the Queen." 

Nothing could surpass either the majesty and 
beauty of the ascent, or the intensity ot interest 
;and delight with which it was viewed by the imme- 
diately surrounding multitude, who hailed with 
i loud acclaims the starting movement of this first- 
rate vessel of our Aerial Navy as she rose upright 
land rapidlv with her gallant crew of seven. Mr. 
Crawshay "and one of his sons waved each a flag ; 
one the British Union, the other the Royal Stand- 
ard ofEnglaud : and the display was responsively 
saluted by another discharge of cannon. In mag- 
! nitude a giant, in alacrity a lark, the splendid ves- 
sel pursued her upward course, and " high poised 
in air," seemed for a while to rest upon " the wings 
of the wind." Still ascending, her proportions 
enormous as they had appeared whilst " on earth, 
soon dwindled into a miniature circle ot sombre 
hue on the blue ether through which she floated far- 
away. The loveliness of the weather, in harmony 
with the animated features of the landscape, thtck,y 
studded with the outpouring population, a pict u 
resque composition of hill and valley, stream and 
meadow, rural heights, and urban architecture— 



the venerable Cathedral towering above its ancient 
precincts — and the Norman Keep, in restored per- 
fectedness, girded at its base with a dense zone of 
spectators. These were amongst the varied con- 
stituents of the scene which exhibited itself on this 
! memorable occasion, and imparted to the whole a 
charm impossible to be described, yet not easily to 
be forgotten. 

I The extent of the voyage was Metton, near Fel- 
brigg Park, on the estate of Wm. Howe Windham, 
Esq. The descent took place about half-past five 
o'clock in a farm, in the occupation of Mr. Bar- 
tram, a tenant of Mr. Windham. 

At the moment of reaching the earth the grapnel 
laid firm hold of a tree, but without communicating 
any jerk or concussion to the balloon, the iron, 
which is a fine piece of workmanship, on a peculiar 
construction, and of unusual size, having been at- 
tached to an elastic cable, the property of R. Rush, 
Esq. of Elsenham Hall, Essex. This grapnel line 
had been sent down by that gentleman to Mr. 
Green, expressly tb be used on his ascent with Mr. 
Crawshay, from Norwich. It is made on a new 
principle, being composed of nearly one-third 
Caoutchouc, or India-rubber, which renders it ca- 
pable of a tension, of near 20 feet in the hundred. 
Mr. Windham, who had been attentively watch- 
ing the direction of the Balloon, arrived at the spot 
in company with Lady Sophia, just as the alighting 
was effected ; and every assistance was promptly 
and efficiently rendered to the Aeronauts by that 
Hon. Gentleman. 

Mr. Rutherford, Superintendent of Police at 
Aylsham, also rode after the balloon, and was soon 
at the place of descent, where he afforded essential 
service, in securing the huge machine from all risk 
of injury, which might have ensued, in the well 
meant but sometimes indiscreet zeal of the peasan- 
try ; who in this instance crowded from all points, 
but whose conduct was unexceptionably-good and 
I orderly. 

The grapnel having been removed frorh the tree, 
the balloon was safely drawn into an adjoining 
meadow ; where the party alighted with perfect 
ease and comfort. Indeed as a conclusive proof of 
the facility and calmness with which the landing, 
was accomplished, it only requires to be mentioned 
that Mr. Crawshay, who had been the first to reach 
the earth descending by the rope, sustained with 
his sole personal strength, and without inconveni- 
ence to himself, the whole downward pressure of 
the car, containing six passengers, and about six 
hundred weight of ballast, to say nothing of the 
action of the machine itself. 

The unprofessional Aeronauts unite in charac- 
terising their voyageas having been truly delightful, 
and one and all of them are loud in their praises of 
the Veteran Balloonist, in whose hands they had 
confidently entrusted themselves, as their brave 
and skilful Palinnrus, for better and for worse. 

The greatest altitude is estimated to have been 
about 8000 feet (5200 feet being a mile.) When at 
their highest elevation they found themselves be- 
calmed for about a quarter of an hour. 

The course of the balloon, immediately on leav- 
ing Norwich, was over the line of road to Fretten- 
ham, thus affording an unique prospect of that dis- 
trict of country, which includes Spixworth park, 
(the seat of John Longe, Esq.) Stratton Strawless, 
(the seat of R. Marsham, Esq.) &c— It afterwards 
passed directly over the splendid domain of Lord 
Snffield's, at Gunton, at the same time presenting 
as on a vast map, the bird's-eye view of all the 
other noblemen's and gentlemen's residences, in 
the neighbourhood for twenty miles round. 

The sea — " the open sea" was visible in its 
bright and boundless expanse to our air-sailing ad- 
venturers, from almost the first period of their 
ascent — and as they continued to approach the 
coast, numerous vessels upon it, gliding amidst the 
sunshine that glittered on their spreading sails, were 
a striking feature in the grand panorama ; whose 
ensemble of sublimity and beauty none but aeronauts 
can imagine ; aud even they must fail in the attempt 
to pout tray a combination so wonderfiil and so emi- 
nently calculated to impress on them a sense of 
man's insignificance and of God's greatness in na- 
ture's work<. 

Mr. Windham most kindly and politely invited 
the whole party to dinner and to stay the night at 
Felbrigg Had, but they were desirous of returning 
to this city, which they did immediately the Balloon, 
&C. had been safely deposited. 

Mr. Ciiarles Crawshay, Mr. Bradshaw, jun. and 
Mr. S. Bignold, jun. started in a carriage and four 
taking the direction of Aylsham. Having changed 
horses at that place, they proceeded to the spot 
I where the balloon descended, and arrived shortly 
! after the Aeronauts had alighted once more on 
terra fir ma. 

Mr. Crawshay, Mr. Green, Mr. Nicholas Bacon, 
and their companions, reached this city about ten 
o'clock, and drove up to the Norfolk Hotel, were 
they were heartily greeted by their friends. 

The dimensions and weight of the. balloon are as 
follow :— diameter 51 feet— height 68 feet without 
the car— 80 feet with the car attached— circumfer. 
ence 159 feet. Weight of the balloon's contents of 
carburetted hydrogen gas (specific gravity 355)— 
2285 lbs.— Weight of the balloon with its grappling 
iron, and appendages, ballast and passengers, 
4090 lbs. 

The gas was as good as it was abundant, and on 
no occasion, Mr. Green says, had he known the 
Balloon to be better filled than it was for this trip, 
under the superintendence of Mr. Tadman, of the 
gas works. 

In concluding our hasty and unavoidably imper- 
fect sketch of proceedings, connected with this me- 
morable event, it is incumbent on us to add, that 
Messrs. Crawshay and Green are desirous of ex- 
pressing their warm acknowledgments for the valu- 
able assistance which they received, and for the 
uniform kindness they experienced, from all ranks j 
of people. I 



fro*-?'***' NassAU Balloon.— Yes-! 

' Ascent of hie £' , lockt an ascpnt of the 1 , 

,,-e.t Saa»«n bnlloa n to. [ ( , fpHi &n[ R plirfy „, _ 

Sndertl.en.a.«Kem^tot yie he fi ,. s , ,| lis season a ;i 

fenflOMP. .««'™ l » ' eR;oPctal) ili ty were attracted to 
rrpaumnibwo P fSOn ' ' e . be ; n X iterated, rose ra- . 

g e iardens. The huge nwch me b . d 

P W1 V IUl -°S ';" clîlt the Î. >e '° aS blowing I Torn the south- , 
with the wind, w. i.ch at i n p(uirg Calhe( ra and the , 

I ««t, and P?^ r dr !^^ n ° T |, e rate that ihe bstllopn Ira- 
] extern portion .of ~"' a veraR in K at least from twenty ; 
[ v ,1I-mI " ase .^ e a ( ; d ï;£r. It did notTongrnmiin in fill. 
r {0 thirty nn f!-5!L__-~-j vWcraaY evening the tiret" ascent | 
T T ^2ESfflSSSSBSSi plâle at these gar- ! 
for the season lot tne ^ ropeg loaned, 

dens. At 2U minutes pa» sprang into naid air. 

and the monstrous mach n e once more p s ^ r h him 

Mr. Green conducted ag^Jg^fc*. Duff) Mr. Fielding, 

*& Srds the i county of Essex, affording a hue view ot 
prdly towards the cou y gardens have undergone 

hel " & tl iudi2ons P i Jme-its since last season, and now 
seme very judicious inip v decorations and 

** m \Lnt y f vaiie£ S ôf arnusements was provided for the 
arrangement. A vaneiy magnificent fh>. 

S^emed tfgivel^ g-atest satisfaction. £l£ ^ - 
rfrranv&r OF THE Nassau BallOOK.— This balloon 
descended in a field adjacent to the village of Sopph- sfield, in 
S near Castte Hedinghain, the distance of S& aulas from 
vS Gardens, which was effected ia the short space ot 
Two hours. ïhegreatest elevation tha^ the ballooH attained 
was about 1500 feet. J<>^/0 /**/ ^ _ 

Ascent and Descent of the Nassau Baz-loon — 
Mr Wen, in reference to the last aerial voyage, says, that 
the' balloon quitted the earth at nearly half-past six o'clock 
with the wind blowing strongly from the south-west. The 
object of the gentlemen who were his companions ou the oo- 
oasioii being more particularly to obtain a view of the metro- 
polis and the country over which they might pass, he regu- 
lated his elevation so as to afford them an opportunity of 
eratifyiog their wishes. On going over London, therefore, 
they were at just such a height as enabled then distinctly to 
discover any point they might desire. AttcrcrossingtheThaiûes, 
thev commenced their passage over the City, between the Mid- 
dlesex end of the Southwark-bridge and the bottom of Queen- 
street Cheapside. At this period the balloon was not loore 
than l20Meetfrom the earth. They continued their onward 
course passing about a mile to the eastward of Fairlop. fair, 
every booth of which they were able to see>. In this diraction 
they went on until they arrived over Chigwell-row, when 
■ftn alteration took placé in the wind, toy which the balloon 
was propelled, the current carrying i.4 somewhat more to 
the eastward. On going past Chelmsford the balloon was 
to the north-west of that town. Their course after 
this varied two or three timea from north-east to 
north-east by east. Shortly after Chelmsford had been 
cleared Mr. Green allowed the balloon to as-.snd until 
they had attained an elevation of «,190 feet, or one mile and 
SilO feet from terra Jirma, At this period one of the passengers 
sac a soug, remarking that he had never sang so high before. 
After a most delightful trip, tie balloon, at 10, minutes past 
sight o'clock, was brought to an anchor in a fallow field, the 
property of a Mrs. Sheirard, in the parish ot Toppesfield, 
14 milts below Braintree, in Essex, a distance of 54 miles from 
the metropolis. The party were handsomely regaled and 
offered every assistance by Mr. J. Clay, cs Hoses-farm.;, Toppes- 
field. Mr. Green's companions, we hav*- underatood, expressed 
themselves in terms of the warmest admiration,. r,r,t merely at 
the able manner in which he had managed the oalloou, but at 

.i . ~..r..lfi™t!rtt> ♦Unxr l-iorl .Tpriven" FPCkmn tlmtn vtwvffo 



ft «taction, S .Ne - " ;„,ert ,,2 , ' ,"' ""■ l>ee " " '""'I 



Vauxhall Gardens. — The evening entertain- 
ments at the " Royal Property " commenced on 
Monday evening, the monster balloon forming 
the great attraction to the company. ' TRis ! im- 
mense machine was permitted. to ascend at a 
little past six, Mr Green, the aeronaut par excel- 
lence, being in chaTgTThereof, and accompanied 
by several gentlemen, who appeared no ways 
daunted at their approaching ascent into mid- 
air. Tight-rope dancing by monkeys, skipping 
by dogs, the Grecian statues, a moving panorama 
of the Rhine, singing, and the fire-works, com- 
prised the remaining portion of the entertain- 
' ments, which were over in very good time, every 
thing being concluded by a little past eleven. 
In the rotunda are a series of paintings from thé 
pencil of Mr Cocks, representing the life and 
progress, if we may so call it, of a British man- 
of-war, from the stately forest oak to the break- 
ing up of the decayed and worn-out hulk. The 
military band affords a sort of promenade concert 
for the advantage of the visitors, by marching 
round the garden and playing between the inter- 
vals of the performances. The gardens were 
well attended. /WV„**~4^. fut, /3 

1 un?j' 



Vauxuai.i Two balloons ascended from the 

Royal Gardens on Tuesday evening,, one of K 
them being the Nassau balloon and the other a^ JV 



smaller one, first used on the day of the corona- ♦. 
tior. of George IV. Both took a north-easterly jP 
direction, but at no time did they attain any* 
great altitude, as they only just entered the 
clouds, and shortly afterwards emerged from 
them and descended. The large one descended 
near Waltham Cross, in Hertfordshire, and the 
other near Çhin gford, in Essex. 



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UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HEK 
MAJESTY. 

OYAL GARDENS. VAUX H ALL. 

Open cverv Nigbtin the Week execntSatnrrlav. , 
DOUBLE ASCENT-TWO HALLOONS." , ' 



, UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HEK 

.13 O Y A L G A R I >ENS, VAUXHA LL. 

il JUIRANOKIUKNTS FU» Tim WKEK 

., , , , NASSAU BALLOON. 

Momlav ulyl.Vh -i)„ y , U1 ,1 Ni K ht Gala combined. Door» 

ulKMIIlt llnlt-pust l'our— Asrciltof the j\',i,.;u. iiallno,, ;ll 11,11'- 

n , , „ 'curriculum. 

luesday and riuirsday-Ilay and Ni K ht Gala», combined.- 
Door, o|,en at Ihrcc o'clocli-'I-he Curriculum, or Olvmnic 
Games, to commence at Halt-past Three-Fn-cu-orks at Half- 
pa^t len. Admission to the whole, Is. CI. -alter the Cirri- 
culiim, is. 

Wednesi 
past Seven 

Tjie principal amusement», which will I ir,.„ ,.V..ri; v™ 

ii --' :i: '-' •:,.uoo.:.,,ûlp,rn", 1 in "Vif He?r" 

S-l.rcver', Monkey, and Ihw -Tiic Concert New Dram it • 
Piece. j,y M i,s Vincent and Mr P. Bedford. -Movim; P^n'oruna 
ot the Ithmc-Ncw Pictures in the Rotundn— MrSedKWick oh 
the Concertina— Living Statues— Grand lllumin&tfons. Fire- 
wnik-, &ç. I "" : " 

'l'lic combination of Amusements on the Day Galas is un- 
paralleled. . ,. 

The Annual Juvenile Fête is in preparation. *~S/0 3t 



nd Frid 



is.— Dot 



■■■• ' " I. a Day and Night Fête wî) 
when the RoyaTNassau Balloon, and Mr Green's Coro 
.Balloon, will ascend at the same moment. The Evenir 
tertainments will commence immediately .Miter the Ascenl 
continue in succession the whole Evening. 

Doors open at Half-past Four— Ascents at Half-past 
Iireworltsat Half-past Ten. Admission to the whole, I 
alter the Ascent, Is. StJL/. . J, , /d*Jf 



The Great Nassau Balloon Lewes, Sett Y\@k 

thl°T, t a r- 9<ia | ter bef0,e eight °' clock yesterday evening 
the attention of some of the inhabitants was arrested bv an 
immense object floating through the air over the old castle' 
and crossing the town, which turned out to be (he Nassau 
balloon, in which was Mr. Green and Mr. Rush. The 
aeronauts aljghted m safety in a field adjoining the house 
rl ^i r* He i"' y We . St ' of Soudoyer, and when the balloon 
leached ter ra firma about a dozen persons were present, who' 
rendered immediate assistance to the enterprising travellers. 
in a short time the balloon was surrounded by hundreds of 
persons, and Mr. Green and his friend were congratulated on, 
he safety of their arrival. We understood from Mr. Green 
that be left Vauxhall about half-past six o'clock, and 
that he came m a direct line about 50 miles, which he ac 
comp .shed in an hour and a quarter. They describe the trip, 
as delightful ; and m the course of their voyage— which was 
2S, experimental one-they reached an altitude of about 
27,uU0 feet, which was more than five miles— a greater alti- 
tude than, we believe, has ever been attained. The aeronauts 
passed through a considerable quantity of snow, and the cold 
was so severe as to benumb Mr. Green's hand* and feet. A 
strong current of air set in just before the descent, which thev 
were tearful would carry them to the Down», where titer 
could not have received any assistance; but fortunately the 
wind changed, and they made their descent easv at the place 
above-mentioned. We understand that Mr. Green and bis 
friend went off immediately to Brighton, where the family of 
! Mr. Rush is staying. The aeronauts experienced every kind- 
ness at the hands of the Lewes people, and Mr. Green and 
: Mr. Rush liberally rewarded some of the men who assisted 
; them m their descent. Mr..-Shoosmith undertook to convey 
I the balloon to London by Wednesday, as it is Mr. Green's 
i Inte " tlon t0 mak e another ascent from Vauxhall on Friday. 
\— Morning Post. -'«/v/y«/£ r /:'•//'/■? ' ' 



UNDER THF. ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HER MAJESTY 

ROYAL GARDENS, 



NEXT MONDAY, 15th JULY, 1*39 

A GRAND DAY AND NIGHT GALA 

Will take place, when an ASCENT of the 



ROYAL NASSAU BALLOON 







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WILL BE COMBINED WITH THE EVENING AMUSEMENTS. 



The Doors will open at Half-past Four. — The Ascent, will lake place at Half-past Five; after which a 
constant succession of Amusements will be given during the whole Evening, including the 

Extraordinary Performances of Herr Schreyer's Monkeys & Bogs, with Lord Gogo's 

Supper, Slack Rope, Tight Rope, &c. 

(HERR SCHREYER HAS BEEN INDUCED TO REMAIN IN ENGLAND A FEW NIGHTS LONGER.) 



CONCERT IN THE OPEN ORCHF 

NEW DRAMATIC INTERLUDE 

NEW GRAND MOVING PANORAMA OF 

THE RHINE 
SPLENDID ILLUMINATIONS 
THE FOUNTAIN OF NEPTUNE 



ROTUNDA DECORATIONS 
THE IT AI IAN WALK 
THE WONDERFUL LIVING STATUES 
MIL SEDGWICK ON THE CONCERTINA 
GRAND DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS AT 
CF-PAST TEN, &c. &c &£ 
QUADRILLE AND MILITARY BANDS. 

Admission to the whole. Is. Sii. After the Balloon Ascent, Is. 

[Balne Brothers, Printers, 38, Gracecburch Street- 



ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL, 

The Proprietors having received numerous applications and suggestions to display their Royal Nassau Balloon in conjunction with a Balloon of the ordinary size, they 
have determined, previous to the close of the Season, to give a GRAND DAY AND EVENING FETE, combining the unprecedented Attraction of the 

Double Ascent & Night Entertainment 

NEXT TUESDAY, 28th of AUGUST. 




The ASCENT of both 
Balloons will take place 
exactly at the same 
Moment, and the dif- 
ferent currents of the 
atmosphere be rendered 
dearly perceptible by 
the direction taken by 
each machine. 



There will be Seats for 
TEN PERSONS in the 
Car of the NASSAU 
BALLOON, and One 
vacant Seat in the Car 
of Mr. Green's Coro- 
nation Balloon. 




Immediately after the Ascents, the Evening Entertainment will commence; and in order to render the whole Entertainment of equal grandeur, the Evening Amuse- 
ments will be on an extended scale, including a grand New Piece of Illumination, viz. 

AN ILLUMINATED BALL OON, FORTY FEET IN HEIGHT, FORME D ENTIRELY OF LAMPS ! 

Doors open at Half-past Four. — The Two Balloons to start at Half-past Five. — The Fire Works at Half-past Ten, 

Admission to ihe whole. Is. 6d.; or, after the Ascent, ONE SHILLING. 

PARTIES CAN DINE IN THE GARDENS. [Balne, Printer, 38, Graeeohurch Street 






UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HER MAJESTY. 

ROYAL GARDENS, 

VAUXHALL 

Day and Evening Entertainments. 

FIRST ASCENT THIS SEASON OF THE 

NAS SAU BAL LOON. 

The Proprietors respectfully announce that the Gardens will Open for the Season, 

On MONDAY, 8th JULY 

When an unprecedented COMBINATION OF DAY and NIGHT Amusements will 
take place. 

THE GARDENS 

During the Recess have undergone very extensive Alterations and Embellishments. 

THE ROTUNDA THEATRE 

Has been entirely remodelled and decorated, the Panels of the Lower Boxes representing 
the several stages in the existence of a BRITISH SHIP OF WAR, commencing with 
THE OAK FOREST THE BATTLE 

THE BUILDING MORNING AFTER BATTLE— Sunrise 

THE LAUNCH COMING INTO PORT, and 

PUTTING TO SEA THE BREAKING-UP. 

On the Panels of the Upper Boxes are depicted the Flags and Insignia of all Nations; 
the whole presenting a complete Ornamental Picture Gallery. 

On the Stage of this Theatre there will be given, during the Season, several entirely 

NEW DRAMATiC INTERLUDES, 

by Popular Authors. Also, in consequence of the universal admiration expressed every 
Evening last Season, at the 



BY MALE AND FEMALE ARTISTS, 

That Exhibition will be repeated, with several New Groups, EVERY NIGHT until 
further notice. 

The Proprietors feel much pleasure in being able to announce that they have, after 
much negotiation, succeeded in making an Engagement, for a limited number of Per- 
formances, with the celebrated 

CHANTEURS 

MONTAGNARDS, 

40 in Number, 

Who are daily expected in England : they will make their First Appearance on the day 
of their arrival. This Extraordinary Company, which has created the greatest 
sensation in Paris, gave their last Concert in the Palace of the Tuilleries, by Command of 
His M ajesty the King of the French. Full Particulars of the Performances will be given. 

In the Open Orchestra there will be a 

VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT. 

PRINCIPAL PERFORMERS: 

Mr. P. BEDFORD, Mr. BUCKINGHAM, 

Mr. H; BEDFORD, & Miss VINCENT, (their First Appearance at Vauxhall) 

&c. &c. 

Composer and Director, Mr. BLEWITT. 

Mr. SEDGWICK, Professor of the Concertina, is also engaged. 

MR. SCHREYER, 

The Proprietor of the celebrated and original Troop of 

MONKEYS & DOGS, 

Will leave England Next Saturday, July 13. These extraordinary Animals, in all 
FORTY-FIVE, will give their ' " 

last Five Performances in this Country, 

At Vauxhall, viz. MONDAY July 8 TUESDAY, July 9, WEDNESDAY, July 10, 
THURSDAY, July 11, a nd FRIDAY, July 12. 

On the Stage of the Open Theatre will be exhibited a GRAND NEW 

MOVING PANORAMA 

THE RHINE, 

rn^Ste 1116 m ° St beautiful Scenei 7 between COBLENTZ and MAYENCE, viz. 
RHEINFELS THE PFALTZ (Moonlight) 

BACHARACH ' 



EHRENBREITSTEIN 

STERNBERG 

ST. GOAR 



GOARSHAUSEN 

OBERWESEL 

SCHONBERG 



MOUSE TOWER (Morning:) 
BINGEN and" MAYENCE 
The above are painted from Views taken on the spot, and will be all readily recognized 
by those numerous tourists who have visited the Rhine. reco & mzea 

The Panorama, as well as the Decorations iri the Rotunda, 

are pamted by Mr. COCKS, Artist to the gardens. 
mi _ mmmmm The Ma chinery by Mr. LOVfàÉ. 

THE ILLUMINATIONS 

Will be on an increased scale of Splendour every Evening. 
The Engrtainments will conclude^very Evening, with a splendid Display of 

Pire Works 



By Mr. D'ERNST. 



Programme for the Week. 

MONDAY, J»Iy 8tl ..-FIRST ASCENT THIS SEASON of m ROYAL 

ments, with the Monkevs and TW he Evenm S Amuse- 

conclude with thf pS£ .? ffif^S™ n"* ** Ascent A and 

SAe^C^ a ^ 5 -^S^ to^sa!; 

TUESDAY, jgj 9th S^^SSSS^o,^^^ - 

CURRICTTT T?™~ n U ° Vel Entert ainment entitled THE 
SS^SSEHS -Z^'lSm }** Particulars ol 
with 50 Horses and 12 P „£ a well as SI b y. Mr - A DUC R°W, 
with the Monkeys and Dogs. DooJs ouen Si???™"* Am ™ents, 
to the whole, viz. to the Olympic Games an Whl^ ?" * dmiss ™ 
- meDtS ' ls - 6d - After the tlJ^tT^ t^ afJl^ 8 Entertain ' 



■"-'"" "i nie uames, is. 

Fireworês'at n Half!past e io N ° VeltieS - D °° rs °^ * Half-past 77 
— ^— Admission, ONE SH ILLING. 

PR1DAY, July 12 th.-The Evening E.tert.inmeM, „i t h tha M „„T \ 

■ Admission, ONE SH ILLING 



^*TTTÏfiFFN î «ÂSCENT in hi» CORONATION 

between Whestone i ™"\ experienced every attention and 

of b ^SThe^habTuBr Daring A journey Mr. 
assistance from w - ioQ ne had g0 oftea ^ 

Green ,Xt1n ^portion to t&e elevation the wind would 
vanced, that m P r0 P°™ w t The different currents which 
be found to p e « m a °/l W G e w '-South by east : due south; 
southby west , ana ai^e. dn ^ princi pie of the 

we9t To ^SwTfaÏMr. Green exhibited the on* 
parachute in breaKK d ^ Ja<jopo {8 b8 t Uutmg , 

U8 ^ d f hLhl ascended from the Reyal Surrey Gardens, and 
cat) when """*?" improvement on Garnerin's. It dig 
* W?mmriffiS on deration, at the height of 2,000 
r^ldTscenied gracefully, without the slightest rotator, 
feet, and descen s , coHOUSsion when it reached 

motion, experiencing nu ^ Mronauts foua( , 

&SS ?'and the™ute had beea brought back in safety 
after an absence of two hours. 




mm» 

CORONATION 

BAILOOJV AJSCEUTT 

FROM THE GARDENS OF 

STAFFORD HOUSE, CHISWICK, 

<&ranïr tftu tfïmmpstre, 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14. 

— »** « — 

tSvamiâ 



AND FRIENDS, ON THE PAYMENT OF 

2s. 6d. each Person. 



— **$«• 



T~ 



A Variety of Entertainments will be given during the 

progress of Inflation, from One o'clock till Six. 

Doors open at One o'clock, Ascent at Half past Six. 

Tickets 2s. 6d. each. Family Tickets for Five, 10*. 
Admission, without an Order or Ticket, 5s. 

Tickets may be bad at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly ; 

at 343, Strand; Mr. Hewitt, Confectioner, Regent 

Street; and at Stafford Housb. 





Mr. Green, who ascended in his balloon onTVednes- 
day from Stafford House, Chiswick, accompanied by Mr. Duller 
made a safe descent within half an hour in a field between Tot- 
tendge and Whetgtone. The greatest altitude was 7,000 leer, 
the balloon passing respectively through currents S.E. due Stutb, 
and at the highest elevation S.W. ; the current at the highest 
elevation to which Mr. Green has ascended being always N.W. 
At a height of 2,000 feet a parachute, suspended to which was a 
cat, was liberated, which descended quietly and gently to the 
earth, the animal sustaining no injury in its aerial voyage. 






— Mr Green, accompanied by his friend Mr 
D. Dulley, made his 273rd ascent from Stafford 
House, Chiswick, on Wednesday,^ and, after 
reaching an altitude of 7,100 feet, he made a 
safe descent, within half an hour, at Totterido-e, 
near Whetstone, Middlesex. At a height of 
2,000 feet, a parachute, suspended to which was a 
cat, was liberated: it was observed that the 
machine descended without the slightest rotary 
motion, and after two hours absence both arrived 
safely in the grounds. A /%**?. /J,. /e&Sa 




SHOW 

AND 

FETE 

Champêtre, 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 

AT 

STAFFORD HOUSE, 

CHISWICK. 

— «-**«-— 

DROPPED f t r h° e m CLOUDS! 



Mr. GREEN. 

August 14, 1839. 





SHOW 



FETE 

Champêtre, 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 

AT 

STAFFORD HOUSE, 

CHISWICK. 

DROPPED^iFcLOUDS ! 



Mr. GREEN. 

August 14, 1839. 



MEDAL OF HER MAJESTY. 

We have seen a splendid medal of the Queen, from the graver of Mr. W. J. 
Taylor, who executed it for the Metropolitan Society of Florists and Amateurs. — 
On the obverse, her head without bust, her face is of the most beautiful work, 
the hair braided. On the reverse, a wreath, composed of oak and laurel, within 
which it is intended to engrave the name of the successful candidate, it being a 
prize medal, strictly private : and not otherwise to be procured. Mr. Till has 
likewise presented to our view a cast from an unfinished die of Mr. Green, the 
celebrated iEronaut, by the same hand. This head, is, as to fidelity of portrait, 
most extraordinary, it may be termed a speaking likeness. On the reverse it is 
intended to represent Weilburg, * the seat of the Grand Duke of Nassau, near 
which he descended after travelling on the 7th & 8th Nov. upwards of five hun- 
dred miles in eighteen hours. This view will be taken from a superb piece of 
china presented to Mr. Green, by the Grand Duchess of Nassau. 

We would suggest to the Numismatic Society, the propriety of causing to 
be engraved by Wyon, or Taylor, a medal of their distinguished President, 
Dr. Lee, either of those gentlemen would do justice to it, and surely a body of 
men who professedly represent the most eminent Numismatists of the day, would 
be pleased to possess a medallic portraiture of a gentleman so devoted to its interests. 

* It is a curious coincidence that the celebrated Blanchard who had ascended at 
Frankfort, also descended here in 1785. His flag is yet preserved among the archives 
of the Ducal Palace at Weilburg, in commemoration of the occurrence. Mr. Green, 
with so good a precedent before him, presented those which he had with him — two old 
and valued companions which had accompanied him in two hundred and twenty-one 
voyages — indeed ever since his fifth ascent. 

Seated at his hospitable board at Highgate, the veteran relates with a zest, pecu- 
liarly his own — anecdotes connected with this aerial voyage : such, as the peasants 
flying on his nearing the earth and afterwards partaking of what they termed 
' Himmlischer Schnapps; i. e. Celestial Dram— in reality foreign brandy. And 
likewise of the christening of the " Nassau Balloon," by eight young ladies within 
it, — it being previously inflated with common air. 

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Tinder the Especial Patronage of her Maje»ty. / ç~ o 
ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHAJ.L. /âà& 
MOST EXTRAORDINARY NOVELTY. 
.^FNTof the NASSAU BALLOON with Mr. VAN AMBURGH 
and hU BENGAL TIGER, NEXT THURSDAY, Sept. 27, by permis- 

ai Mr°Vm V Am\Mgh having expressed a wish to mnVe on ascent in the 
•kt M , ; Balloon accompanied by one of his most splendid animals, in 
N H S ?to show ïî.e control which he is enabled to obtain over the wildest 
* r ^ n .t.aWe of the brute creation, the Proprietors have determined 
f,otto°ôse an opportunity of presenting to the Public such a wonderful 

9p ^vnvmre will be conducted by Mr. Green, who, having been con - 
i l h» Mr Van Amburgh of the perfect docility of the animal, has 

T „ C ..rîpd to undertake this unparalleled ascent. 

C0 -rhPre will be Evening Entertainments, with Illuminations and Fiie- 
«rS« Doors open at Two. Ascent punctually at Three, on account of 

Mr van Amburgh being obliged to appear at the Royal Amphitheatre in 

the evening. Admission to the whole One shilling and Sixpence. After 

the ascent One Shilling. 



ffîyr&Jïél. UNION HALL.- 2 -f^Sy, /£3$ 

Yesterday the magistrates received the followm* letter on the 
subject of the intended ascent in a balloon from Vauxbali Gar- 
nir.» of a ti^er and its keeper : — 
dens oi a & fi Qx]ey ^^ near Halgteadi Eggex> Sept . 22. 

" Gentlemen,— You will, T hope, excuse my troubling you 
on a subject to which, no doubt, your attention has already 
been drawn— I mean the ascent of a balloon on Thursday n< it, 
with the intention of taking up a tiger and its keeper. Now 
having had several balloons descend in the neighbourhood, and 
having been a sufferer by having half a field of oats trodden to 
dung by the partit s engaged, for which I was unable to obtain 
any remuneration, I do think that the magistrates are called 
upon to prevent such a reckless exposure of life of persons who ; 
. may be drawn to the spot at the descent, wherever it may j- 
RanDen As to the aeronaut and those engaged, they may risk , 
their lives in such an encounter if they please, as they expect to 
be miners by the scheme ; but surely the lives of innocent per- 1 
sons ou£ht not to be placed in jeopardy by having a wild beast ; 
precipitated among them, for the purpose of putting money ■ 
in the pockets of persons who care not at what cost they do it, | 
as in the case of the late Mr. Cocking. Trusting that you wi 1 
see that this ridiculous, but highly dangerous, exhibition should 
not be tolerated in a place having the licence of the magistrates, 
I remain, gentlemen, your's respectfully, 

16 "Thomas Goodrick," 

In reference to the above communication, 

Mr. Jeremy said that the parties engaged in cmying into 
effect such an exhibition as that advertised rendered themselves 
amenable to an indictment. The proprietors of Vauxhall Gar- 
dens were entitled, of course, to have whatever exhibition they 
thought proper within their own grounds, but they were not 
justified in sending a man and a wild beast up in a balloon, 
which might descend in some place or under such circum- 
stances as might be attended with the most serious conse- 
quences. If, for instance, anything happened to the keeper of; 
the tiger in the course of their aerial voyage, there was no 
knowing what might occur on the descent of an infuriated ani- 
mal among a crowd, who, no doubt, would be attracted to the 
spot, wherever it might happen. The magistrate added that, 
in the event of any person coming forward, making their com 
plaint verbally, and producing for his satisfaction an advertise- 
ment of the intended ascent, he should have no hesitation in 
granting summonses against the parties who set on foot such 
an exhibition. With respect to the allusion made by the writer 
of the letter, to the injury he sustained by the destruction of bis 
oats by the descent of a balloon, he would have been justified 
in seizing the machine, or, in the event of his not doing thjitj 
of bringing an action against the parties who trespassed upon 
his property; for, added the magistrate, "1 should be as 
much justified in driving a carriage into another man's field as 
*n aeronaut is in descending in bis balloon in one." 

Mr. Edwin, the chief clerk, said that if the proprietors of 
Vauxhall Gardens were made acquainted with the magistratco' 
objections to the intended ascent of the mm and the tiger, Le 
was convinced that they would abandon the design altogether. 
If, therefore, it was intimated to them that complaints h»d 
been made at the office on the subject there would be uo ne- 
cessity for issuing summonses against them. 

Mr. Jeremy said that he was not at all desirous of granting 
summonses against the proprietors, unless they persevered in 
carrying into effect so dangerous an exhibition. 

An inspector of the L division, in which district the gardens 
were situated, was directed to communicate the magistrate^' 
sentiments on the subject to the proprietors, so as not to ren- 
der it necessary to have recourse to further proceedings to pre- 
vent the ascent which they intended. 



UNDER THE DIRECT PATRONAGE OF HER MAJESTY. 

ROYAL GARDENS, 

VA UXHA LL- 

The most Extraordinary Novelty ! 

Ascent Of Mr. VAN AMBURGH 
and a BENGAL TIGER in the 
NASSAU BALLOON, conducted 
by Mr. Green, THURSDAY, 



(BY PERMISSION OF A. DUCROW, ESQ.) 

Positively the Last Ascent of the Balloon 
this Season. 

Mr. VAN AMBURGH having expressed a wish to the Proprietors to make an Ascent 
in the Nassau Balloon, accompanied by one of his splendid Animals, in order to show 
the wonderful control which he is enabled to obtain over the wildest and most savage of 
the brute creation ; the Proprietors (notwithstanding the last Ascent had been announced) 
have determined not to lose an opportunity of presenting the Public with such 

A WONDERFUL SPECTACLE. 

The Voyage will be conducted by Mr. GREEN, who having been convinced by 

Mr. Van Amburgh of the perfect docility of the Animal, has consented to undertake 

this UNPARALLELED ASCENT. 

Previous to the Ascent Mr. Van Amburgh will EXHIBIT THE TIGER to 

the Visitors. 



The Balloon with its novel Cargo will leave the 
Earth at THREE ©'Clock; 

After which the Military Band will perform in the Orchestra, and the Evening Amuse- 
ments commence, embracing 

A Dramatic Piece in the Rotunda — Michael Boai's Performances — 

The Panorama of Mont Blanc — The Dioramic Pictures of Mont 

St. Bernard and Wreck at Sunrise — Fountain of Neptune ; 

&c. &c. &c. 



Grand Farewell Illumination 



AND A SPLENDID EXHIBITION OF 




By Mr. D'ERNST. 



Doors open at Two o'Clock. Ascent at Three. 

Admission to the whole, Is. 6d.; or, after the 
Ascent, ONE SHILLING. 

ET PARTIES CAN DINE IN THE GARDENS. 



N.B. The Ascent MUST take place at the Hour specified, 

in consequence of Mr. Van Amburgh being obliged to 

appear at the Royal Amphitheatre in the Evening. 



Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechurch Street. 



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Appeafl from Van imhinghs Tigres- to 
2/~*^r y «he Public. 

The public may smile at the present dispatches, 
And from a Wild Beast at receiving these scratches, 
Though folks would prefer, I'll bet fifty to ten, 
To a scratch of my talons, a scratch of my pen. 



I was lately invited by Aeronaut Green, y± 

To make an ascent in his Nassau machine ; 

To this I agreed, but for fear of disaster, 

I begg'd he'd ask also Van Amburgh, my master. 

Says I to myself, 'twill be prime, I declare, 

To be the first Tiger that soar^htto air ; 

And, as science progresses, I said, 'twill be comical. 

The public to treat with my notes astronomical. 

Yes, I sternly roar'd out, and I stretch'd out my paw. 
This voyage up aloft I'll perform with a-claw ; 
And, perhaps I may have the good fortune to see, oh, 
My two worthy pals, Ursa Major and Leo. 

Tom-cats and baboons, with high patronage propp'd» 
Have rose to balloons, and in parachutes dropp'd ; 
But never before, I will venture my tip, 
Did a Tiger determine to make such a trip. 

Arrangements were finish'd, my stock was laid in, 
And I grinn'd with delight at the fame I should win ; 
I had pack'd for a snack in my provender bag, 
The wing of a donkey and thigh of a nag. 

My habits had always been fam'd for sobriety, 
And I mean to join shortly a temperance society; 
So I ordered (no difficult thing to procure) a 
Ten gallon cask of the best aqua pur a. 

So far all went right, with a favouring gale ; 

But now I appeal with a sorrowful tail: 

My prospects are cross'd, and my hopes have been floor'»!. 

And since the sad tidings I've constantly roar'd. 



I thought with a proud and triumphant sensation, 
I should soon be a subject for civilization ; 
But my feats (the sad fact I record with my pen), 
Must henceforth be wholly confin'd to my den. 

They told hie, and well might such tidings appal, 
I must give up all thoughts of ascent from Vauxhall ; 
Tor a moment in sorrow I shed a bright tear, 
For I trusted to move in a loftier sphere. 

Let no one consider misfortune a joke, 
My airy-built castle has vanished in smoke ; 
And I make this appeal, in my project defeated, 
Because I consider I'm shamefully treated. 

The ignorant boobies of Essex and Kent, 

Were alarm'd lest we made on. their fields our descent ? 

And, deeming a Tiger a sort of a glutton, 

Thoughtperhaps I'd makefree with themselves or their mmtt«m> 

They ought to have known, if good sense they possess'd, 
How intellect's march lias with Tigers progress'd ; 
And savage propensities how to restrain, 
Van Amburgh, our schoolmaster, well can explain. 

But, 'tis preper to pause, for I dare not enlarge, 
As my duties at Astley's I still must discharge ; 
Yet I trust the kind public, whose servant I've been, 
Will state my hard usage atonce to the Queen. 

For me she may possibly exercise power, 
By granting some sinecure berth in the Tower ; 
When renouncing the world, and all practices bloody, 
I may finish my days in retirement and study. 



The Tiger Ascent. — A correspondent informs us that 
j\f r . Green, the aeronaut, will not consent to go up in the 
same i" ar witn tne tiff"" ? b ut that theti^erand his keeper 
are to d«" a j^ e beneath in a separate and distinct car, after the 
manner of'^r Cocking in his fatal vmichute.-^-Myrning 
Herald. 2é $c/t/± /f?<P 



ROYAL HISSAI 

BALLOON 

FROM VAUÏHALL, LIIIII. 




MOKITPELIER Jff. % ON TUESDAY 

GARDENS, klé/MML 1 23d ApriL 

CHELTENHAM, 



DOORS OPEN AT ELEVEN. 
ASCENT AT ONE. 



THE PUBLIC IS RESPECTFULLY INFORMED, THAT 

MB. GREEN 

WILL MAKE AH ASCENT 



IN THE 



NASSAU 

BALLOON, 

(Being his 269th,) 



FROM THE 



MONTPËLIEB 6ARDENS. 

CHELTENHAM, 

On TUESDAY, 23 d of APRIL. 

======= WJ 

The Doors will be opened at Eleven o'Clock. The Ascent at One o'Clock. 

ADMISSION 9 2s. 6d. 



Balne Brothers, Printers, Gracechurch Street. London. 



Balloon and Railway Travelling.— On 
Tuesday last, Mr. Green, in company with Mr. Rusfc and 
Mr. Hughes, ascended ia his large Nassau balloon, from 
Cheltenham, precisely at half-past three o'clock, and after a 
very pleasant though circuitous ride sf 85 mile* through the 
air, passing close over the park ef the Duke of Wellington, 
at Strathfieldgaye, they made a safe landing at a quarter 
past seven o'clock, on Haizley-heath, near Hartley-row, 
Hants. The œroaauts having been in " Clouds' emnibus" 
three hours and a quarter. The gentleman in the manage- 
ment of the Winchfield end Hartley-rew terminus of the 
London and Southampton railway, oa perceiving tke aerial 
voyagers descending near to his station, sent persons to in- I 
form Mr. Green that he would have engine power ready to 
convey him, his companion», and balloon to Londen, which 
was accepted, and in one hour and ten minutes front the 
time of starting from Winebfield, a distance of 885 mile», 
the balloon and its previous occupants were safely landed at 
Vauxhall ; the rate of travelling being by balteon, 22| miles; 
by the^railroad, 32^mjlee, per hour. _^t^zj£._/crfj_£__ ; 
Balloon Travelling. — The Cheltenham Chronicle 

tells us that the scientific gentlemen who accompanied Mr. 

Green in the Nassau balloon are now trying an experiment pre- 
I liminary to the establishment of a line <f baVoons between 

Cheltenham and London, so as to supersede (if possible) every 
I other mode of travelling! ^«^ z/7^ 




co^o 



HOT l" c }""-"o f r — 

* fl occasion excited; the former from a feeling of 
, 17m they had lived to witness the event, not unmixed 

pleasure ti m y it mi ht be the last of the 



NATION FETE." 

. n0 city or townTuT^London has the Corona- 
FethapSl Ibra d vvith a greater degree of splendour-cer- 
aon bee» celebrated ^^ erlthusiasm then 1ms been 

^fZ the inhabitants of Cambridge. No sooner was 
eXMb Generally expressed that it should be commemorated 
***** whVof so &&t an event, than party differ- 
inamanne iJd ai. and all united in the desire to give as 
~*X> ^possible to the proceedings. A truce was 
mUCh T , olitics and the two hostile armies piled their 
<S as much gaiety and conviviality as if 
anas, and mix .^ H Grim yLsaged 

theyha ^ for once, "his ruffled brow," and the dulcet 
smoothed, ^ uld scarcely have had a more soothing 

strains ol " 1 ^ organs f wild beasts than the corona- 
effect overly l ^^ thioiied by thewest » had up on the 

ti0 v 5 contending politicians. It seemed as if the golden 
fe'had coma again, and that justice had returned once more 

•^STSSt *t*b ; redeunt Saturnia regna." 
The old'and the young participated alike in the ^enthusiasm 
._„„;„,, pv.ùted: the former fr< 
;he e 1 
u "J with the apprehension that it might 
T^e> should survive; while the latter looked forward to 
t. • L likrfv to flow to them and their children, from 

S long be destined to reign over them. Nor was the 
!e„ S e of these advantages diminished by the consciousness 
h,t she interposed a frail barrier to the accession ot an odious 
«when the sceptre, which in her hand was one of mild- 
ness and mercy might by some gloomy event, ever to be 
lamented, be converted into a rod of iron, and the whole 
nation plunged into tears. The fairer portion of the creation 
were „ot wanting in sympathy in the celebration of this day ; 
but on the contrary, they were rejoiced to see so many of their 
lords and masters acknowledge the dominion of one of their 
own sex upon the throne, being content themselves to exercise 
undivided sway at home. Say not then that the age of 
chivalry has expired-or that gas and railroads and steam- 
boats have monopolized the hearts of ■ men, and left no room 
for the finer feelings of our nature to spring up in— that the 
romance of early life, of that "love's young dream'Mias 
perished altogether from memory. With ft Queen such as we 
have upon our throne at present, that might ^ival in appear- 
ance Burke's celebrated description of Marie Antoinette— 
" surely never lighted on this orb, which she scarce seemed to 
touch, a fairer vision," &c. We doubt not '(following up the 
illustration) that ten.thousand swords would leap from their 
scabbards to avenge her cause of quarrel. 

The spirit of loyalty arid devotion to her Majesty was no 
where more powerfully evinced tha» in this town. As soon 
as it became known that all political opinions were merged in 
the feeling of the auspicious moment, subscriptions poured in 
from all sides, which amounted in a short time to about £1 ,500. 
It was resolved by a general committee, composed of the respect- 
able inhabitants of the town, that arrangements should he . 
made for giving a grand entertainment to the poor, to be 
followed up by exhibitions of sports calculated to amuse the 
people. The ingenuity of those learned in the lore of popular 
games was called into requisition, and prizes were proposed 
commensurate with the dignity and difficulty of each task. The 
pretensions of the patient donkey were not forgotten, and the 
wooden spoon met with its appropriate reward, hi the instance 
of the animal that was fortunate enough to come in last. 

The members of the University had nearly all taken wing, 
and with the exception of a solitary and sable biped or two 
that lingered around her "cloisters pale ;" the colleges seemed 
completely deserted. The dove might nestle undisturbed in 
its favourite retreat, and the blackbird whistle without the 
chance of obtaining a Single response. But, notwithstanding 
the solitude within the gates, all was life and bustle without. 
The country people for miles round nocked in to take part in 
the festivities, and " the fens " where Lord Byron says, (but 
We are persuaded without reason) that "jokes are. thrown 
away," yielded up this occasion a most merry population.* 

Nor was the early part of the week devoid of its amusements. 
The accustomed fair was held on the Common, and numbers 
who had come to transact business, or as votaries of pleasure 
were induced to remain over until the whole of the festivities 
had terminated. Booths were erected, where to the sound of 
the pipe and the tabor responded the heavy tread of the well- 
booted farmer, as he figured towards a pair of modest Denmark 
satin shoes. The thirst created by such exercise was quick!) 
allayed by an appeal to the ever- ready cask, nor were these 
revelries of rude delight disturbed by any inauspicious tumult 
that was not promptly quelled by the interference of a well re- 
gulated police. Gingerbread wives, gilt in the most approve 
faihum, adorned the stall of many a fair pu.veyor of sweet: 
whose solicitations t.j provide you with so essential a com- 
modity us a wife vera sometimes too importunate to pass un- 
heeded. In fay^ ever y article of amusement or utility usually 
verded on those occasions, from the child's penny trumpet to 
tie tin snuff-box oi the village elder, was exhibited in tempting 
display, and prassed upon the attention of the hundreds oi 
motley groups who passed along. Nor were there any lack of 
the usual amusements. Mr. Lees, the Richardson of tl ose 
parts, had provided an ample bill of fare for every hour in the 
«lay and the best part of the night, and in front of his spacious 
booth called out through the stentorian voices of half-a-dozen 
satellites, to those who had silver to step in and see his unri- 
valled performances, and to those who had not to make way for 
those who had. The less unfortunate, however, of the sight- 
seekers were sufficiently gratified by the occasional display of 
the entire force of the company on the platform on the outside 
ot the booth, in which royalty blended with rags, the fierce 
Lady Macbeth with the gentle Juliet, the bandit Massaroni 
with Friar Lawrence, and, conspicuous above all, the princely 

ane con templative of the skies in ludicrous juxta position 
with the Grimaldi of the concern, whose glorious grin and im- 
perial horse laugh put everything else, for the moment, into 
t ie shade. Savoyards with rabbits, dancing dogs, white mice, 
and occasionally a sensible looking bear, hurdy-gurdy boys, 
and German women chaunting forth canticles of the Tyrol to 
t ie merry accompaniment of barrel-organ and tambourine were 
e seen in all directions pursuing their vocation until Wed- 
nesday night closed upon the motley and the merry scene. 

ousands of the Fair folk, including buyers and sellers, who 
could not procure beds in the town, bivouacked on the Fair 
jeen or remained up all night— Irish fashion— that they 
raight be up early on the morning. 



PARKER'S PIECE— THE PREPARATIONS. 
Several days previous to the day of the coronation, the pre- 
parations for the fête commenced on Parker's Piece— which 
spot of ground, from its extent and contiguity, had been judi- 
ciously selected for the purpose by the committee. A spacious ! 
and lofty wooden rotunda was raised in the centre of "the: 
Piece," capable of holding an orchestra of one hundred musi- 
cians. The sides of this erection were tastefully decked with 
evergreens, interspersed with the choicest flowers, the gift ol 
the Cambridge Horticultural Society, which had held their 
meeting on the previous day. The whole was surmounted by 
a lofty flag-staff, from which waved the royal standard of Eng- 
land. An extensive promenade, consisting of three platforms, 
boarded underneath, with seats on each, encompassed the 
rotunda, from whence the more respectable inhabitants could 
have a commanding view of the dinner of the poor on the 
plain beneath. Surrounding this promenade was a green area of 
still greater extent, destined for the accommodation of the 
humbler classes. Around this latter circle, three rows oi 
tables were placed, at which three thousand Sunday schoc i 
children, of every religious sect in the town, were to be enter- 
tained at dinner. * At a short distance from those tables, and 
radiating from them at equal distances, four sets of others 
were laid down, fifteen in each set, and each table capable cf 
accommodating two hundred people. The entire number, 
therefore, of persons expected to dine at those sixty tables was 
twelve thousand, which, with the three thousand Sunday 
school children, made an aggregate of fifteen thousand. The 
whole circle, which covered an area of several thousand feet, 
was strongly roped round, to assist the police in preventing the 
ingress of strangers who were not provided with tickets. 
THE WEATHER. 
From the dull and dismal state of the weather on the day 
preceding, the gloomiest anticipations were formed of the 
morrow ; and " coming events cast their shadows before," in 
the adumbration of myriads drenched with rain, and a forest ol 
saturated umbrellas. "BirnamWood" was nothing to wha 
the imagination of those accustomed to look at the dark side 
of things, suddenly drew together. This went so far, that a 
sanguine speculator of the town is reported to have given 
an order to a wholesale house in Oxford-street for several hun- 
dred umbrellas, to be sent down specially for the occasion. — 
However we may lament the individual's loss — being always 
disposed to encourage enterprise — we cannot but count it great 
gain that he failed in the realization of his hopes and wishes. 
THE CORONATION DAY. 
The sun rose beautiful and refulgent — 

" So smile the heavens upon this holy act, 
That after hours with sorrow chide us not." 
The morning was ushered in by the firing of guns and a merry 
peal from all the bells of the various churches of the town 
Divine service commenced at Great St. Mary's at half past 
ten o'clock. A Voluntary was played by Professor Walmisley 
and Boyce's Te Deum was chaunted by the choir «it Trinity 
The lessons were 1 Chrou. xxix. 1 — .25, and 1 Pet. 11 — 17. 
The Rev. Mr. Carus, of Trinity, preached the sermon, taking hi 
text from 2 Kings xi. 11. After the sermon the Coronation an 
! them was finely given. From an early hour Parker's Piece was 
crowded with thousands of anxious spectators — many who had 
had tickets, even for the promenade, being anxious to ge 
there in time to secure their places. There seemed to be no 
need, however, of such hurry or anxiety, as such were the ad- 



* It is where speaking of 

" The loudest wit, I e'er was deafened with," 
And whom preferment gave 

" To lay the devil who looks o'er Lincoln, 

A fat fen vicarage and nought to think on." 

" His jokes were sermons and his sermons jokes, 

But both were thrown away among the fens, 

For wit bath no great friend in aguish folks." 



I mirable arrangements of the committee that there was ample 
space in every portion of the enclosure for the vast multitude 
of all classes to move about with pleasure and convenience.— , 
At twelve o'clock, the Sunday school children of the different j 
parishes began to march in procession from their respective 
localities towards the ground, marshalled and accompanied by 
their friends and teachers— some of whom bore flags and ban- 
ners with appropriate devices. The children, as they arrived, 
took their places in excellent order at the inner tables allotted 
to them. The humbler classes of the various parishes were 
then brought up in similar array, in bodies of one and two 
hundred, and placed at the outer tables. All the stewards, 
carvers, and waiters-of whom there was a great abundance- 
wore white rosette favours. All the carvers, together with the 
president and vice-president of each table, had, by previous 
order we suppose, provided themselves with a knife and 
fork— a very sensible, as well as a very classic arrangement, 
which was observed by all those who came to partake of the 
dinner, as well as providing the necessary adjuncts ot a plate 
and a mug. Beer-mastets presided over a goodly number of 
barrels, who distributed the grateful beverage to the waiters on 
presenting their tickets. A waiter was assigned to every 
twenty guests. It was wisely and humanely ordered that the 
fragments of the feast should he given to the poor on the fol- 
lowing day. 

THE DINNER. 
At two o'clock, on the announcement of the Mayor, the 
following grace, to the tune of The Old Hundredth, was sung 
by the choristers in the orchestra, accompanied by the band, 
which was admirably conducted by Professor Warmsley :- 
Praise God from whom all blessings flow ; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 
Immediately the presidents, vice-presidents, and the other 
carvers, commenced their operation», and the work otmastrca- 
tioa went bravely on. Rounds and sirloins of beef, shoulders 
and legs of mutton, veal of all cuts and sizes hams, tongues, 
pickles, varied and innumerable, from the spicy walnut to the 
cooler kidney-bean, and though last, not least numerous 
plum-puddings, of pleni-lunar dimensions, vanished in quick 
succession. Nor was.the system of deglutition uninteresting 
or less admirably arranged. Busy tapsters were seen in all 
directions, hurrying to and fro with foaming mugs of Cam- 
bridge's renowned and best, and filling again m hot 
haste," to satisfy the legitimate cravings of the thirsty souls 
who essayed to dilute properly the solid sports of the day, and 
who loved, in their loyalty, to drink over and over again h 
health of their young and glorious Queen. A sheep routed 
whole, lay extended on a gigantic platter «;***"£ g 
rotunda, which also disappeared, somewha Ike the old 
! Lards " at Waterloo, after sustaining a most destructive attack. 
Never was banquet but half so numerous, half so well arranged. 
Ï, e e may have been more splendid ones, but a happxer Vere 
impossible. There was abundance of room, no lack of any- 
thing that could contribute to the comfort and pleasure of to 
gues's, and all around ™ good humour, happy faces and 
sunshine. The coup-d'-oeil from the promenade of the 
S rotllawas spirit-stirring in the extreme ; an t e «ew of 
this eminence from the plain beneath crowded as JJJMg* 
the elegantly-dressed beauty of Cambridge and its vicinity, was 
Ts Slid and beautiful. After dinner the ^-^erses 
were sung, like the former one, to the tune ot The Old 
Hundredth : — 



O King of Kings, thy blessings shed 
On our anointed Sovereign's head ; 
And, looking from thy throne in heaven, 
Protect the crown thyself hast given. 
Her, for thy sake, may we obey, 
Uphold her right, and love her sway ; 
Remembering— all the powers that be, 
Are ministers ordained by thee. 
By her, this favoured nation bless ; 
To her wise counsels give success ; 
In peace, and war, thy power be seen ; 
Confirm her strength :— O save our Queen. 

And, when all earthly thrones decay, 
And earthly glories fade away, 
Give her a nobler throne on high, 
A crown of immortality. 
A grand overture and chorus, by Professor Warmsley, was 
then given by the choristers of Trinity and King's colleges, 
the members of the Choral Society and the band, which was 
universally admired as a composition of great brilliancy and 
force. The words of the chorus were as follows : — 
All hail to our fair, our illustrious Queen ! 
May her glories be bright, and her days be serene : 
May remotest of countries re-echo her fame, 
And our national toast be Victoria's name ! 
The Queen's health having been announced by the Mayor, 
ind given with deafening cheers, the National Anthem was 
itruekup and joined in by the assembled multitude, stand- 
ng up. The singing in this anthem, as well as in the strains 
jefore aud after dinner, of so many thousand voices, blending 
in unison with the very numerous and efficient band, and 
specially those of the charity school children, had a beau- 
tifully happy and sublime effect. The fragments of the 
banquet having been removed for the use of the poor on 
the next day, fresh ale was sent round the tables, and pipes 
and tobacco were introduced. As each humble hut honest 
patriot commenced to blow a cloud, an appearance was hailed 
in the upper air — we cannot say the clouds above, as the hour 
was one of cloudless splendour, indicative of an approving Pro- 
vidence, and worthy of the festive occasion. This sail in the 
air proved to be a tiny balloon, the first of a series which fol- 
lowed preparatory to the ascent of the majestic one, which 
was to take place on the front part of Midsummer Com- 
mon iu the evening, and which handsome little skimmers 
of the skies were happily designated on the instant by a friend 
if ours of facetious notoriety, " bubbles from the brunnens 
of the great Nassau." Many and lively were the speculations, 
especially amongst the younger branches, as to whether each 
of the winged messengers which ascended in quick succession, 
•vas not the identical balloon mentioned in the programme, and 
which was to be exclusively the great " observed of all obser- 
vers." Such innocent doubts were however one by one resol- 
ved by the speedy dissolution of the objects themselves as they 
ascended to a proper altitude for a flare up, without subject- 
ing the auricular sensibilities of the female portion of the 
audience at so early an hour to the inconvenience of an explo- 
sion. 

There could not have been less than thirty-live thousand 
persons present, of whom fifteen thousand occupied seats at 
the dinner tables. We did not see a dissatisfied face or a 
drunkard amongst the guests, nor hear 1 a word or expression 
uttered but what breathed of loyalty, good feeling, good sense, 
and satisfaction. It was delightful to behold the interest which 
the respectable inhabitants of all sects and parties took in 
seeing that the dinner guests were provided with all that they 
required or could wish for. Many also of the most distin- 
guished, as well as the most beautiful of the ladies of Cam- 
bridge attended personally on the Sunday school children, and 
shed a bright — we should say a hallowed — influence over the 
animating scene, for beauty clothed in the attributes of charity 
is like mercy twice blessed. Those members of the Univer- 
sity too, who remain among us should not be forgotten when the 
meed of commendation is given to all who deserved it, for the 
zeal and efficiency which they evinced throughout the proceed- 
ings. 

THE SPORTS. 
As soon as the banquet had terminated on Parker's Piece, 
the stewards gathered together, and accompenied by a band of 
music, heralded the way towards the scene of the sports. 
This was situated on the lower part of the Common, and no 
games, whether ancient or modern, ever presented a greater 
variety or a more motley admixture of the ludicrous and the 
gay. The committeewho superintended this department were 
stationed on a platform raised upon a broad-wheeled waggon, 
so that they might be said to be regular comedians of the olden 
time. The "plaustra" of the ancients could not have yielded 
more amusement than did the sports, emanating from this 
vehicle, afford to the surrounding multitude. Mr. Alderman 
Bridges acted as chief manager, and by his good humour and 
the zeal he evinced to please the people, had no difficulty, even 
independently of the character of the performauees, in'securing 
a most approving audience. In Rome, there were certain 
days when the slaves were privileged to run riot, to insult 
their masters with impunity, and even be waited upon by those 
whom they had hitherto been obliged to serve. In the present 
instance, the poor, whose " short and simple annals," however 
affecting, are not stained with the badge of slavery, 
received every attention from those whom fortune had elevated 
to a higher sphere, nor did they prove ungrateful for the license. | 
on the contrary it will be found that the nature of the people I 
of this country is not so obdurate, as to require artificial bar- 
riers to controul it at every step we go. It is owing to such 
conventional forms as these that a latent spirit of discontent 
ind dissatisfaction is generated in tha minds of the lower 
classess, and which too often finds vent in acts of barbarous 
wantonness that give a colour to the expediency of always 
naintaining the strictest discipline. In passing, we may also 
mserve, thnt if our places of amusement, or of works of art, 
were more generally thrown open, as in France, to the public, 
we should not find the same spirit of destructiveness so fre- 
quently exercised, as unfortunately is the case at the present 
time. 

We will not 'examine very minutely whether the character of 
the sports exhibited on the present occasion were of a very 
humanizing tendency ; quite certain we are that humanity need 
•rot grieve over any exhibition of harmless pleasantry. There 
vere races of men and donkies, and diving for sixpences iu 
meal, which being discovered, we have no doubt were very 
speedily converted into malt. The whole affair went off with 
the utmost good humour and satisfaction, which was loudly 
expressed in the frequent laughter and cheers of the as- 
sembled crowd. 



THE BALLOON. ^ **"» 

At seven o'clock, and by the time the sports had terminated, 
it was announced that the" balloon was about to ascend, when 
the crowd, headed by the committee and preceded by a band 
>f music, and flags flying, bent their steps in the direction of 
.the scene., The area, where the balloon was inflated, was 
iaclosed with ropes, in order to prevent the great pressure of 
the crowd from without ; but notwithstanding this precaution 
and the exertion's of several constables, they succeeded in 
effecting an entrance before the immediate ascent of the 
balloon, to the impediment of those engaged in holding it 
down. The dimensions of the balloon were 112 feet in cir- 
cumference, 60 feet high, and required 18,000 gallons of gas to 
fill it for the ascent, which was provided from the neighbour- 
ing works by Mr. Grafton, who superintended the arrange- 
ment. A London teronant had been specially engaged, 
reserving to himself the right of a passenger, should any be 
found hazardous enough to venture with him on a voyage. 
His speculations in this respect were disappointed, for the 
particular class of persons whom he most affected, namely, 
" those with light heads and heavy purses," were not so 
plentiful in Cambridge as he anticipated. It must have been 
under this impression that he made the modest demand of 20/. 
for the excursion. But though the name of a university has 
a charm, it loses much of that magic in vacation time, and he 
was placed in the position of Goldsmith, when expecting 
the appearance of the pasty at dinner, which never arrived — 
" In the middle by a place where the pasty was — not.' 
In fact there were scarce any university men to be seen, except 
those immediately engaged in regulating the proceeding» of the 
day. After all efforts to secure a compagnon de voyage had 
failed, it was intimated that his own wife would accompany 
him. This added a double charm to the effect, as it 
was thought appropriate to the day on which a Queen was 
crowned, that one of her own sex should tempt the heavens 
in honour of the event. It may be said that the practical 
utility of balloons is very doubtful that 

" Caelum ipsum petimus stultitiâ." 
but nevertheless, as the sight is one of great interest, and 
accompanied with a certain degree of danger, which whether it 
be for good, or evil, has the power of attracting public atten- 
tion, we doubt not but that such exhibitions will long continue 
to delight the votaries of fetes and festivities. Ballooning has 
now become a fashionable amusement, and though " a voyage 
to the moon!' may seem somewhat chimerical, a voyage to 
the Duchy of Nassau, in Germany, haàjbeen proved practica- 
ble. Since this memorable occurrence, nothing of any con- 
sequence has been attempted, although enthusiasts in aero- 
nautics express a confident belief in the feasibility of an 
attempt upon a much more extended sphere. " To measure 
the intensity of blue," has engaged the attention of a Hum- 
bolat, but he must give way at once to the œtherial aspira- 
of Mrs. Gr^een- and over whom even the blue-eyed 
maid of Wisdom can scarcely claim precedence. Mrs. Gijgg, 
' '(Sfltt has careered through the heavens with the swiftness of a 
goddess, and breathed an atmosphere more pure and attenuated 
than any of us poorer mortals, at least while sojourners upon 
earth, can ever hope to inhale. If we must not envy, we 
cannot help admiring the intrepidity of such undertakings. 
We are not such profound utilitiarians as to reason upon the 
exact use of a thing provided it may conduce to amusement, 
and we think it is sufficient to guard against its abuse. 

Whatever doubt might have previously existed as to the 
authenticity of the original balloon, there could be none in the 
appearance of the present spectacle. As the balloon was 
inflated and swayed from side to side replete with the glory 
of gas, the conversation of the crowd formed an entertaining 
interlude previously to its ascent. We heard a wag ejaculate 
a pious prayer, that his sides might be filled out with the 
same graceful fulness every day in the year. Indeed the utmost 
good humour seemed to prevail throughout the whole of the 
day, and the amusements were so arranged and distributed as 
to create universal satisfaction. As soon as the balloon was 
filled, the car was attached, and the eeronant and his wife entered 
amid tremendous cheering and waving of hats. After some 
little time, which was taken up in adjusting the apparatus, 
connected with theballoon, the rope was let go, when it bounded 
from the earth, andproceeded through the air with a steady mo- 
tion, accompanied by the cheers and good wishes of .the vast 
numbers assembled on the Common. The lady turned 
round in the car, and fearlessly looking down, continued to 
waive a handkerchief, until from the elevation reached by the 
balloon, she becams, with her companion imperceptible. It took 
a south-easterly direction, and continued in sight fora longtime, 
notwithstanding the density of the atmosphere. We were sub- 
sequently informed that it descended In perfect safety at 
Fulbourn, about seven miles from Cambridge. 
THE FIRE WORKS. 
This anxiously looked for display commenced at ten o'clock, 
on that quarter of Parker's Piece near the town gaol, and lasted 
for upwards of an hour. , The taste and ingenuity of the artist 
Mr. Deck, were universally admired. Rockets ascending to a 
glorious height, and falling in all sorts of lights, blue, green, 
red, and others like showers of gold, hissing serpents, shoot- 
ing stars, fiery wheels, emblems of royalty, loyal inscriptions 
in gigantic letters of flame, &c. &c, and crowning all 
the crown of England itself, above à glorious star, in- 
scribed with with the nation's prayer for its stabibility, 
and its royal wearer, illumined the darkness in quick suc- 
cession, and were received by the plaudits of the assembled 
thousands, who seemed to be as merry and as numerous as 
during the earlier period of the festivities. Many of the youn- 
ger branches, anxious no doubt to shew " the young idea how 
to shoot," had pre-determined on establishing a system of py- 
rotechnics on their own account, which they did in various 
directions of Parker's Piece, in the shape of vagrant and indis- 
criminate squibs and crackers, to the occasional annoyance of 
some venturous invalids and timorous elders, who had sortied 
to enjoy the cool night breeze and to view the spectacle. During 
the progress of the fire works the band continued to play on 
the rotunda. Before midnight the various groups had left the 
ground and retired to rest. 



/tS*3<0 Under the Especial Patronage of her Majesty. 
ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 
ASCENT OF THE ROYAL NASSAU BALLOON. 

Ou MONDAY NEXT, July 2. A GRAND FETE in hoaoar of h 
Majesty's Coronation will be given; ou which occasion the ASCENT 
the KOYAL NASSAU BALLOON will be combined with the attra 
ttens of the evening entertainments. Forjull particulars, see the hi, 
of the day. 

Doors open at half-past four. Balloon Ascent at half-past five. Fir 
works at ha.f. past ten Admission to the whole One Shilling aad SI 
peace; or. after the Ascent, One Shilling. ; 

N.B. The Nobility and Gentry can be accommodated with seats with 
the Balloon enclosure. 



UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF 

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF WILTON. 

AND 

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD FRANCIS EGERTON, M. P. 

The Proprietors of the Royal Gardf.ns,Vauxiiall 
London, have the honor to announce to the Inhabitants of 
Manchester and its vicinity, that their ROYAL 




UNDER THE ABOVE DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE, 

FROM THE EXTENSIVE AREA OF 

THE SALFORD GAS WORKS. 

MANCHESTER, * 

Next Monday, 16th Oct, 1897, 

(By the kind permission of the Gentlemen of the Committee of the Work»,) 
AT HALF-PAST THREE O'CLOCK. 



TO BE CONDUCTED 



By Mr. «KEEN, 

THE CELEBRATED AERONAUT 

THERE WILL BE 

SEATS IN THE CAR FOR TEN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. 

Terms:— For a Lady, Ten Guineas — For a Gentleman, Twenty Guinea». 
Seats may be secured on application to the Proprietor», at Yates's, btar Hotel, 
Deansgate. 



The Proprietors are much gratified in adding, that they are honoured by the 
Tery kind Permission of MAJOR STUART, of the 86th Regiment, or 
•Koyal County Downs, for the Band or that Regiment to attend. 

A rariety of Martial and other Airs will be performed during the Inflation. 

I he company will have the opportunity of witnessing the whole process of 
th. Inflation of the Balloon. 

ADMISSION, HALF-A-CROWN. 



lALIOONING.' 

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balLn " j™ aQ aecount of the late grand 
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«TO THE HEDITER OF THE COURT JOURNAL. 

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bean 1 of Mr Green's party wen £ -I * "** 
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Sum acounts of the same wil not h* tw?\ P g 
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on by Mr G. on acount of Mores allm/n'ack pS 
noxticatmg the wether to be Verrv fin„ • f S 
all Verry fine tawking of M Moor but Z * 
you and me I think ticing pepe "out in X %* ™ 

mthput Rekonnmg parrowsalls and Indy rub^ 
clokes. I never see sech a seen in al my life 
Haveing shuk ands with Mr Green and bTen it 
terduced to the Rest of the party we ajournd o. 

Zïi* ? °™ 1UnSh t0 S ether *** the '-loon Vas 
getmg us Blow out. Noty beany-take fcis 
opertunaty of corekting a poppular eror of E 
maggmeing that baloons is fifed with wind Like 
fat bals to make em.go up But find on conversed 
«ft Mr Green on the subjik it is no sech thing" 
«ut quite contrary namely they bean al Lited 
with gass. This gas from the bight wich it carrvs 
things is cold High-drigin gass. That wich is 
used for hteing our streets and shops of a heaven- 
ing is I believe cald Night-rigin gass. 

" Sir, our time bean now cum I was anded into 
the car by Mr Green, bean Drest in a Ski blew 
gown made ful all round, a at of Clouded silk, 
and Baloon sleaves. I was litterrally coverd with 
flowrs, namely wall flowrs and emmonys in my 
at, and Creepers in my air. This was a hawfull 
moment, and wen I ear the signal] gun discharge 
I began to feal as if I shood like to be Let off 
myself. And I Bleave betwene you and me Mr 
Heditor, at Seting off al of us Started. Owevver 
I soon plukt up my sperrits, bean determind as the 
saying is to Di game, and in another moment the 
rope bean ajusted we was Lawnchd into heternity. 
Their was 9 of us namely 2 females and 7 males, 
Mr C. Green bean apropriatly drest in Sea greenl 
and a Air cap on his hed. The vew at this time 
was bewtyfull iivthe xtream the crouds of speck- 
taters Old and yung Gentel and simpl standing 
Driping under the trees bean rely delitefull. 
They kep hip hipping us in the most cheering 
maner wile the gentelmen in the baloon wavd 
their ats in return and me my Blak velvit ridi- 
cule, at wich you wil praps Smile at the idear, 
but the fact is no Inning mater, namely Having 
pervided a helegant wite cambriek workt pokit 
hanky cher for the Okasion, but wen I cum to 
want it found I had bean Pickpokketed of it by 
sum of the swel mob in the gardins, and 1 thing 
Leding to another soon diskovered allso mising 
my gold repeter, spighing glas and chain, oarmol- 
lew bracelits, purs ful of sovrins, silver Thimbl, 
and pensil case, wich Rather dampt my arder for 
a bit and made me Repent ewer bean ingaged in 
sech a Airum scarum xpedishon. Owevver I 
wasent going to let Mr Green see my shag green, 
so goodhumorously jined in the laff again myself, 
tho I cood hav tore their eyes out. 

" Sir to procède with our viage the whether hav- 
ing now cleered up a litl we prommist usselves 
much délite from the seenery wich Mr Green sed 
the vew of London from the Air was the most 
beutifull thing on erth, and we had all got our 



tellyscopes and hoppera glases in Keddiness but 
onfortinatly the wind Blowin us up sow east 
and the smoke seting in in the same direxion we 
coodent see nothink at al. This put us al in a 
pother, but Mr G. begd leaf to Asure us that al 
wood be sattisfactary jest now, and perceded to 
"^ - 0me by one of the carier P'ggins, and kindly 
Offring to frank me a leter tuk this opertunity 
of Droping a line to Bow street to Inquire after 
my lost propperty. We was now geting out of 
the smoke, and Mr Green told us to get our tel- 
lyscopes reddy agin wich we did acording, But 
befour we had time > find the fokus had got 
among the clouds wear wa coodent See our ands 
befour us—at least Mr G. sed it was the clouds 
tho I doant Bleave it was no sich thing but no- 
think in the world but a reglar november fog. 
At the same time I began to feel myself uncomon 
downrite chil, for naturally thinking we shood be 
verry ot in cuming near the sun I had Drest 
myself in nothink but muslins and gawses, and 
perwided myself with only parrowsalls . and vales 
and fans and arrowmattik vinnegar, and shood 
hav bean litterrally starvd to deth if it hadent 
Bean for Mr Green galantly throing an emty 
Balast bag over my sholders. Ass it was I cort 
sech a Dredfull rumatis in my arms and sholders 
and head and neck and all the way up my bak 
and all the way down my legs ass'l fear I shal 
newer be beter if I Lire to 100. Mr Green 
now began to luk verry Blu and seamd quite in 
a Brown studdy. It was anuff to pervoke him, 
after thinking to mak sech a Hit and turning out 
nothink but Mist. Owever he kep up his 
sperrits ass wel as he cood and tried to 
inliven us by llelateing annickdotes of cillybrated 
hairy noughts, as he cald em, going up in 
baloons and tumbling rite out and breaking 
their neks again the clouds, or geting drownded 
in ilia meddjtty rainy an. Mr G. now teling us 
that we was geting abuv the clouds we agen 
began to get our spighing glases in order. But 
bean at mist below and al ski abuv their was no- 
think to spi at but the sun and haveing onforty- 
natly neglected to bring smoked glases with us 
We was soon obliged to giv up from watery eyes., 
and am sory toad hav ad a weeknes in my si 
sins. M*| G. owevver was verry amewsing a 
paird us to eagles, and to say the t 
to feel verry peckish. In consequ 
serening for my ridicule baskit wich had fel 
aiming the; -balast bags am sory to say 1 of em 
bad bust nnd. converted al my bred and beaf into 
nothirfk but sand-wiches. In this maner we 
continued to sale along for a considerable time. 
But I coodent elp thinking Mr Green was out 
of his debth and dident no wear he was, tho he 
pertended to be quite contrayry, and Mrs C. G. 
who sat next to me wispring that she was afrade 
we shood newer get down agen I wisperd in re- 
turn that I began to think it was al up with us. 
Mr C. G. asking wat we was thinking about so 
ernest we told him that being so hi up made us 
feel rather Down, andperposed returning, upon 
wich another gentleman puling out his wach sed 
it was Hi time. So Mr G. kindly giveing his 
ascent to our descent we proceded to Let our- 
selves down, and in a verry litel time was within 
a stones thro of terror firmer. We alited in the 
most picUiresk manner in the midel of a bog 
near Rochester into wich I was onfortynatly 
pished by the baloons giving a sudden Bounce 
on coming in contract with the erth, But geting 
up found I had Broke no lims, haveing forty- 
natly fel up to my midi in a quagmire Wich 
thus ended one of the most hinteresting days of 

" So no more (balooning) at Present 
" fjom Mr Heditor 

" your umble to Comand 

" Poscvip — forgot tomenshan Mr Greens inte- 
resting diskovrys relating to the currence in the 
uper regens and the advantiges of wether cocks 
i usted of tnarriuers kumpases in voyaging aboard 
of baloons Al wich I ope he wil hav a hoper- 
umity of Laying befoar the ous of cornons wen 
the currency question cmns before it agen — for 
purpos I beg to Recomend him for the Air 
Imnows. Sir pleas not to Put my real name — 
lie never fbrgiV yen if yeu do— as I particklarly 
wish to preserve my animosity. 

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W. H. JONES, PRINTER, MARKET STREET MANCHESTER. 



On Monday afternoon Mr. Green made an ascent in the 
Royal Nassau balloon from Salford, Manchester, accompanied 
by Mr. Taylor, one of the proprietor!! of the gasworks there. 
The afternoon was exceedingly fine and clear. The Countess 
of Wilton, her children, and several friends, Lady Francss 
Egerton, and many fashionables, were present. A military 
band was in attendance. Half-past thrse o'clock was the hour 
fixed upon, but owing to a scarcity of gas, or the gas not beiug 
of the best quality for such a purpose, they did not start until 
past five o'clock, when the rope which held them to the eBrth 
was cut, and the balloon with the intrepid aeronauts rose 
steadily and majestically. The wind being very gentle, they 
remained in view a considerable time. The persons present to 
witness this interesting sight were kept in a state of great sus- 
pense for a few seconds, owing to one of the workmen being 
carried up holding by the rope which had just liberated the 
bnlloon ; whether this was accidental, or whether the man did 
so for the sake of the trip, we know not, but he certainly was 
in great danger for a few seconds, when he very adroitly» and 
with sreat presence of mind, climbed into the car. The num- 
ber of persons assembled outside the gates and in the immediate 
neighbourhood was very considerable, and exceeded any thing , 
of the kind we ever witnessed. The rash afterwards was dread- 
ful, and the shrieks of women and children, and the continual 
cry of " My child ! my child !" were distressing to hear; ne- 
vertheless, we are happy to say we have not heard of any acci- 
dent. The balloon descended at six o'clock, near Poynton 
Park, the property of Lady Vernon, which is about 14 miles 
from Mancaeater, /6 &&•* S3$f 




Balloon Ascent.— The first of the present season of the 
" Royal Vauxhall Nassau Balloon," is announced to take 
place on Friday afternoon next, at the " Royal Property," 
under the superintendence of the intrepid and experienced 
aeronaut, Mr. Green. The car is commodiously fitted up for 
the reception of ten voyagers; and there is little doubt, should 
the weather prove propitious, that the whole will be taken 
by parties who, sated with_ the monotonous dulness of 
these lower regions, are daring enough to explore in the 
broad expanse above for novelty and change. With so skil- 
ful a pilot as Mr. Green, a pleasant aerial trip mav be safely 
calculated upon. .5? 7^^!l*l*2^Z_ 



Vauxhall — The ascent of the balloon announced for 
J? riday did not take place, in consequence of the inclemency 
ot the weather. The proverb that " It is an ill wind that 
blows nobody good" has, however, been verified in this in- 
stance; for the gigantic balloon is to ascend to-morrow and 
Tuesday next, and the admission to the gardens on those oc- 
casions is to be reduced to ls.-'^*~* SA'j/cPS?- 



ROYAL GARDENS, VAU XHALL. 

FIRST ASCENT THIS SEASON, 



OF THE 





ROYAL, 

BALLOON 

AT SIX O'CLOCK, 

NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1837. 

THE unprecedented Journey performed in November last by this splendid BALLOON, and the 
extraordinary interest and astonishment excited thereby in every quarter of the globe, would render any 
description of it or its powers here quite unnecessary ; suffice it to say, that after having made two most 
successful Ascents in the French Capital, which were witnessed by more than one half the inhabitants of 
Paris, it has arrived in England without receiving the slightest injury, and will Ascend for the First Time 
this Season at Six o' Clock on FRIDAY NEXT, MAY 12th, 

Under the Superintendance of Mr. GREEN. 

The same Car in which the adventurous Aeronauts crossed the Channel will be used, and there will be 

SEATS FOR TEN PERSONS! 

During the recess, the Proprietors have made very numerous alterations in the Gardens, in order to 
render them more suitable for a place of Day Entertainment, but particularly with a view to give the public 
every facility for viewing the Inflation and Ascent of the Royal Balloon, for which purpose an extensive 
Shrubbery has been removed and a wide space thrown open for the accommodation of the Spectators, in 
which 25,000 Persons can watch the preparations without inconvenience. 

At the extremity of the Balloon Ground has been erected (90 feet in height) a Gigantic Representation of 

the celebrated 

ARC DE L'ETOILE, 

AT PARIS, RAISED IN HONOR OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE. 

In the Saloon, at one end of the Quadrangle, 

A PANORAMIC VIEW OF VENICE 

HAS BEEN PAINTED BY MR. COCKS. 

THE HERMIT & DARK WALKS are tastefully arranged with Shrubberies, Statues, Fountains, &c, 
similar to those in the NEW ITALIAN WALK, which will be thrown open to the Visitors. 

THE SURREY YEOMANRY BAND, under the Direction of Mr. WALLACE, and a FULL 

QUADRILLE BAND, will attend. 
THE OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS WILL BE DULY ANNOUNCED. 



Applications for Seats in the Car to be made at the Gardens. 

TERMS, — For Ladies . . £10 :10s. — Gentlemen . . £21 

The Doors will be opened at THREE o' Clock, & the Balloon will start exactly at SIX. Admission, 2s. 6d. 

REFRESHMENTS TO BE HAD IN THE GARDENS. 

[Balne, Printer, 38, Gracecliurch Street. 



ROYAL GARDENS, VAU XHALL. 

FIRST ASCENT THIS SEASON, 



OF THE 



VAUXHALL NASSAU 



ROYAL 



BALLOON 

AT SIX O'CLOCK, 

NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1837. 



THE unprecedented Journey performed in November last by this splendid BALLOON, and the 
extraordinary interest and astonishment excited thereby in every quarter of the globe, would render any 
description of it or its powers here quite unnecessary; suffice it to say, that after having made two most 
successful Ascents in the French Capital, which were witnessed by more than one half the inhabitants of 
Paris, it has arrived in England without receiving the slightest injury, and will Ascend for the First Time 
this Season at Six o'Clock on FRIDAY NEXT, MAY 12th, 

Under the Superintendance of Mr. GREEN. 

The same Car in which the adventurous Aeronauts crossed the Channel will be used, and there will be 

SEATS FOR TEN PERSONS ! 

During the recess, the Proprietors have made very numerous alterations in the Gardens, in order to 
render them more suitable for a place of Day Entertainment, but particularly with a view to give the public 
every facility for viewing the Inflation and Ascent of the Royal Balloon, for which purpose an extensive 
Shrubbery has been removed and a wide space thrown open for the accommodation of the Spectators, in 
which 25,000 Persons can watch the preparations without inconvenience. 

At the extremity of the Balloon Ground has been erected (90 feet in height) a Gigantic Representation of 

the celebrated 

ARC DE L'ETOILE, 

AT PARIS, RAISED IN HONOR OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE. 

In the Saloon, at one end of the Quadrangle, 

A PANORAMIC VIEW OF VENICE 

HAS BEEN PAINTED BY MR. COCKS. 

THE HERMIT & DARK WALKS are tastefully arranged with Shrubberies, Statues, Fountains, &c, 
similar to those in the NEW ITALIAN WALK, which will be thrown open to the Visitors. 

THE SURREY YEOMANRY RAND, under the Direction of Mr. WALLACE, and a FULL 

QUADRILLE RAND, will attend. 
THE OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS WILL BE DULY ANNOUNCED. 



Applications for Seats in the Car to be made at the Gardens. ^ 

TERMS,— For L adies ■ ■ £10 :10s,— G entlemen . - £21 

The Doors will be opened at THREE o'Clock, & the Ralloon will start exactly at SIX. Admission, 2s. 6d. 

REFRESHMENTS TO BE HAD IN THE GARDENS. 

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UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OK HIS MAJESTY. 
""^ ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 

rrtrrc HAY at FOUR O'CLOCK, the ROYAL VAUXHALL 
NASSAU BALLOON will Ascend, conducted by Mr. Green. Seats in 
ih» Pur tor Genliemeii 21/; Ladles lOMOs. A Lecture on Aerostation 
SuitedSwdta the Rotunda Theatre by W. Maugham, Esq.. ofth* 
AriPlafde Gallery of l'ructxal Science. Doors open at Two, the Lecture 
fo take Place at Three. The Balloon to start at Four. Admission a. M. 

■Th» Eveiiiiis'ii Entertainments will commence, as usual, at Nine 
o'dock and include the B.Uosn Panorama-The Groups of Statuary- 
Tlie : Illumination», Fireworks, &c— Admission Js. Parties can dine in 

,b To G iwi' (Saturday) the doors will open at Eight, and the Amuse- 

m t?nVlonday next, a splendid Gala will he given in commemoration of 
toe Battle of Waterloo. Jum- /£■ SW*' 



Under the especial patronage of his Majesty. 

ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL.— 
Open every night in the week. 
The «and moving Panorama of the Balloon Voyage and the Representation 
of he G ion ps of Ancient and Modem Sculpture having been both pro- 
noanced by the first artists of the metropolis and the pnblie DRH to surpass 
w f '? nv exhibition of the kind ever produced, they w,ll be repeated every 
fght in the week, together with the Concert, Illuminations, Fireworks, 

Vi ors a f tiuday C u\e C d o t ors C op^i^à^e'ight,' and the amusements terminate at 
e^fother nights doors open at nine, and tue^s at twelve. 



A GRAND DAY FETE will be given on Friday, June 
lfi when the ROYAL VAUXHALL NASSAU BALLOON will ascend, 
and a Lecture on prestation given by W. Maugham, Es,,, of the Adelaide 
Gallery of Practical Science. Doors open at two, the Lecture at three, and 
the Balloon to start at four. . . 

v Admission, 2s. 6tl. 



-On Friday ^'Ir. Green, accompanied by Messrs. J. 
b. Crommelin, R. B. Barnes, P. Tracy, J. Reynolds; J. L aing , 
and (làptTC arnecri e, made an aseonFlnthe great Nassau Balloon 
from Vauxhall Gardens. The ascent was beautiful, and re- 
mained in sight for a considerable time to the gratification of the 
assembled thousands. The aerial voyagers descended in a turnip- 
field at Offloy-hole farm, three miles from Hitchhj, Herts, and 37 
miles from London. * Ju+%*~ f.&, S^S? 



Aerostation — On Friday afternoon another baHoo/fi 
ascent took place from the Royal VauxhaU Gardens. Mr. 1 
Green was accompanied in his aerial voyage by Lord Wiiltç r I 
Butler, Cap. L eiceste r, Capt. Wilmot tlnrton. T. Power, 1 
Esq. M.P., Cap. T ollemache , Mr. HiHvard. anS Mr. G OTrëfn! 1 
The atmosphere was unusually calm and serene, and the ascent I 
was gradual and beautiful, beyond any former one which I 
we have witnessed since thermignificent Nassau was laum 



I he Nassau Balloon.— Mr. Green ascended from 
Vauxhall Gardens on Friday afternoon in the " Monster 
Balloon," amid the cheers of thousands.— Of its descent 
we give the following from a correspondent at Chobhant 
burrey :— A y**»*. zj. s*>j> 

" ?he inhabjteTite of Chobham were highly gratified on Friday 
evening by ^a sight ot the large Nassau Balloon, which was seen I 
in the air for some considerable time, and afterwards descended! 

TJlTut Pa l' Ule n 8eat ° \ Th0maS D * cr > Es( l- ab0 «t a mile 
and a half from the village. An immense concourse of people 
collected on the occasion, many hundreds of whom had never 
seen a balloon in their lives before. Nor hedge, nor ditch nor 
standing corn appeared to be an obstacle to get near to' the 
enormous stranger ;" and the aeronauts could not have selected 
a more beautiful spot for their descent, and every one appeared 
anxious to render assistance. The following gentlemen accom- 
panied Mr. Green : viz. Lord Tolemache^/ohn Powe£ °Z. 
M.P. Johnjiush, Esq. Capt. iloru^^^Gaardkr^^wnll 
Lsq. and another gentleman \vTu3ie"name did not transpire» 
all seven persons They ascended at a quarter before six o'cloc 
and descended at Chobham about five minutes past seven, being 
m the air about one hour and twenty minutes. The distance is 
about 27 nu es. They describe their voyage as remarkably pea- 
sant ; and it was a beautiful sight to witness the sun setting and 
reflecting on the balloon at the time of the descent. It | £ , 
singular fact that Mr. Mnmf, ; rd a resident of Chobham, was ii' 
London the day before, and his friends informed him the balloon 
would ascend the following day, and they had no doubt it wouTd 
go to Onobham ! 

The Balloon.— That the balloon will yet fulfil its promise 
and do all that was ever expected from it as a means of scientific 
discovery, it might be hazardous to assert ; but every ascent 
gives the aeronaut an increased power in the management of his 
machine, and that it will become a useful aid to experiment there 
can be no doubt. On a late ascent of the great VauxhaU 
Nassau balloon, Mr. Green continued to keep it depressed be- 
neath the lowest stratum of the clouds during the whole of its 
transit across the site of London ; he afterwards ascended to the- 
height of 4,000 feet, and descended at his pleasure. The means, 
of onward direction— a means of control oyer the propelling 
power will, we doubt not, soon be found. J<+~w. Zfi /Jhy 



VAUXHALL. 




UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY, 

ItOYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 




A GRAND DAY FETE 

WILL BE GIVEN ON 

FRIDAY NEXT, June 16, 1837, 

ON WHICH OCCASION, THE 

ROYAL VAUXHALL NASSAU BALLOON 

WILL MAKE ITS TWELFTH ASCENT. 

MR. GREEN WILL CONDUCT THE ASCENT, 

It being his 232d Aerial Voyage. 

Seats in the Car for 10 Persons — Gentlemen, 20 Guineas ; Ladies, 10 Guineas. 

In order to add to the interest of this Fete, the Proprietors have made arrangements 

to have a 

LECTURE ON AEROSTATION, 

In the ROTUNDA THEATRE, previous to the Ascent, which will be delivered by 
W. Maugham, Esq., Lecturer on Natural Philosophy and Chemistry at the Adelaide 
Gallery of Practical Science. The Lecture will be illustrated by Diagrams, Miniature 
Balloons, &c. &c, and the Science of Aerostation completely and familiarly explained. 
Private Boxes in the Theatre may be obtained on application at the Gardens. 

The Italian Walk will be thrown open. The Real Water-Mill — 
Hermit — Gothic Abbey — View of Venice — Bay of Naples, &c. &c., 

will also be exhibited. 
The splendid BAND OF THE SURREY YEOMANRY, and a FULL 

QUADRILLE BAND, will attend. 

Doors open at TWO. The Lecture to commence at THREE; and the 

Balloon to start at FOUR. Admission, 2s. 6d. 

PARTIES MAY DINE IN THE GARDENS. 

* # * THE EVENING ENTERTAINMENT AS USUAL. 

[Ralne, Printer, 38, Gracecliurcli Street. 



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al Vauxhall Nassau Balloou 

NEXT FRIDAY, June 23, 1837. 

* " e Evening's Entertainment as usual— To commence at Nine o'Clock. Admission, 4s. 

Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechurch Street. 



A GRAND DAY FETE 

WILL BE GIVEN ON 

FRIDAY NEXT, June 16, 1837, 

ON WHICH OCCASION, THE 

ROYAL VAUXHALL NASSAU BALLOON 

WILL MAKE ITS TWELFTH ASCENT. 

MR, GREEN WILL CONDUCT THE ASCENT, 

It being his 232d Aerial Voyage. 

Seats in the Car for 10 Persons — Gentlemen, 20 Guineas ; Ladies, 10 Guineas. 

In order to add to the interest of this Fete, the Proprietors have made arrangements 

to have a 

LECTURE ON AEROSTATION, 

In the ROTUNDA THEATRE, previous to the Ascent, which will be delivered by 
W. Maugham, Esq., Lecturer on Natural Philosophy and Chemistry at the Adelaide 
Gallery of Practical Science. The Lecture will be illustrated by Diagrams, Miniature 
Balloons, &c. &c, and the Science of Aerostation completely and familiarly explained. 
Private Boxes in the Theatre may be obtained on application at the Gardens. 

The Italian Walk will be thrown open. The Real Water-Mill — 

Hermit — Gothic Abbey — View of Venice — Bay of Naples, &c. &c, 

will also be exhibited. 

The splendid BAND OF THE SURREY YEOMANRY, and a FULL 

QUADRILLE BAND, will attend. 

Doors open at TWO. The Lecture to commence at THREE; and the 

Balloon to start at FOUR. Admission, 2s. 6d< 

PARTIES MAY DINE IN THE GARDENS. 

V THE EVENING ENTERTAINMENT AS USUAL. 

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UNDER THE DIRECT PATRONAGE OF HER MAJESTY, 

ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALX. 

GRAND DAY FETE, 

NEXT MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1837. 

ASCENT OF THE 

Royal Vauxhall Nassau Balloon! 

AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS FOR 

ONE SHILLING! 

The Proprietors of Vauxhall, anxious, previous to the close of the present Season, to allow every class of 

the Public to witness an Ascent of their Royal Nassau Balloon, have determined on giving a Grand 

DAY FETE, at the very low Price of Admission of ONE SHILLING ! 




A VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT will be given in the open Orchestra. 
A DRAMATIC PIECE, called « Stage Tricks," wiU be performed in the Theatre, which 

will be lighted as at Night ; also, 
THE ASTONISHING FEATS of M. De la Tour, M. De la Vigne, and their Sons. 
THE SURREY YEOMANRY and QUADRILLE BANDS will attend. 
THE ITALIAN WALK will be thrown open.— THE SWISS REAL WATER MILL— 

THE GOTHIC ABBEY— VIEW OF VENICE, &c. &c. will all be shown. 
The Ascent will be conducted by Mr. Green. Seats in the Car for Gentlemen, £21 ; Ladies, £10 : 10s. 
Doors open at One. Balloon ascends at Half-past Five. Admission, One Shilling. 
The Evening's Entertainments will be given separately, as usual. 

[Balne, Printer, 38, Gracechurch Street. 




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Under the direct Patronage other Majesty. 

ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 
The Evening's Entertainment at One Shilling. 
These Gardens will close for the season on Saturday, August 19; and in 
order to give (o all classes of persons an opportunity of being present at the 
Grand Entertainments prepared to commemorate the accession of her 
Majesty to the throne, the proprietors intend to repeat that Fete on Monday, 
August 14, August 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 (being the last nights of the season) 
a»d t« admit the public on those occasions at / n»«- 

ONE SHILLING EACH PERSON. SO'J/ 

For foil particulars of the Fetes see the bills of the day. f\ 
Doors open at Eight— Admission, One Shilling. 

GRAND DAY FETE TO-MORROW. 
ROYAL NASSAU BALLOON AT ONE SHILLING. 
The Proprietors of Vauxhall, anxious, previous to the close of the present 
season, to allow every class of the Public to witness an ascent of their Royal 
Nassau Balloon, have) determined on giving a Grand Day Fête to-morrow, 
Monday, Aug. 14, at the very low price of admission of One Shilling. A va- 
riety of amusements will be given during the whole afternoon. a 
Doors open at One— Admission, One Shilling. 



•J?*r*St£ 



BALLOONS. y* 



THEATRICAL INTELLIGENCE. J )^j y 
The proprietors of Vauxhall Gardens have commenced'their 
sessional seiies of shilling nights. On Monday, at a day fete, Mr. 
Green ascended in the grand Nassau Balloon, and, descending 
safely at Horsley-park, returned to the royal gardens before mid- 
night. During the flight of the great balloon, Mrs. Graham rose 
from Hoxtonand Mr. Green's brother from Paddington ; and the day 
heing unusually clear, the rare tight of three bttUocHU was perfectly 
afforded to the spectators, who assembled in multitudes at every 
favourable point. Never, on any previous occasion, has the Royal 
Nassau Balloon, during its progress, kept so low a degree of alti- 
tude as on the occasion of its asceut from Vauxhall Gardens on 
Monday last. At no period of the ascent were the cords whicli 
connect the ponderous machine with that fragile tenement of human 
beings, the car, invisible to the naked eye, and after crossing the 
Thames the grappling-iron and its connecting rope were distinctly 
visible. So low was the balloon when passing over Brompton and 
Kensington, that hundreds of persons proceeded to the fields at 
the rear of Kensington- crescent, anticipating that the aeronauts 
meditated a descent there. So at Chiswick, crowds of persons 
ran to the Duke of Devonshire's park, conceiving that the 
descent would there take place. The first attempt, however, 
at descent made by Mr. Green was in a large open field 
belonging to Mr. James Stanbrough, the miller, at Isleworth, 
but, no person being near, before assistance could be obtained, 
a sudden gust of wind, there having previously been almost 
a calm, wafted them towards Hounslow ; wheu, after passing over 
Spring-grove, the residence of Henry Pownall, Esq., the late can- 
didate for Middlesex, Mr. Green determined on descending in 
Osterley Park, the seat of Lord Jersey, situated between Houns- 
low and Norwood. Mr. Green's intention was to effect his descent 
on th. e open lawn between the mansjon and a splendid lake which, 
runs through the park, but unfortunately tne grapple caught m the 
upper branches of a venerahle and stupendous elm tree, which 
rendered the situation of the aeronauts most perilous. Mr. Green 
at first endeavoured to extricate the grapple, but the weight of the 
balloon soon tore away the branch on which it had first fixed, when 
it more firmly adhered to the trunk of »he tree, while the balloon, 
being beat about by the wind, threatened every moment to tear the 
tree up by the roots. The escape of the gas having, however, been 
effected, the car ultimately remained fixed like a nest among the 
top branches, its full-fledged inmates, much to the amusement of 
those below, climbing: its sides and sitting across its rim. 



Balloon Ascents. — Yesterday afternoon Mr. Green made an 
ascent from Vauxhall-gardens in the Royal Nassau Balloon. At 
an on; )y hour a very large number of persons had assembled, and 
in-tneft ..[_ : ifternoofi, it is said, no less than 7,000 per- 

scrs pati for a^inissicii About a quarter past six, the inlattrin 
of the balloon having beon completed, Mr. Green stepped into 
the car, accompanied by five gentlemen — Mr. Gye, Mr. E. 
Hughes, Mr. Bish, Captain Polhiil, and 



we could r 

pîeted, Mr. G; 
rose mast maj 
tors, tafeing a 
litèè wind, rei 
likewise made 



sa i 



All the necessary arrangements being cora- 
ve the signal, and the immense machine 
I the cheers of the admiring specta- 
■ly direction ; and, there being but 
l sight a very long time. — Mrs. Graham 
__nt from the Rosemary Branch, lloxton, 
and a brother of Mr. G:een from the Yorkshire Stingo, Badding- 
ton ; and. about half an hour after the ascent of the Vauxhall 
balloon, the whole of the three were distinctly visible from the 
bridges and from many parts of the metropolis. Mrs. Graham 
and her companion!', descended within a quarter of a mile of the 
spot of her former descent, and in a field the property of Sir 
Coutts Trotter, near Kensall-green. The anchor caught in a 
hedge, when several persons ran to the assistance of the sBTOTtauts. 
The balloon was then released of its gaseous contents, shortly 
after which it wa3 placed in the car, with which the whole of the 
party returned in a post-chaise to the Rosemary Branch, where 
they arrived between ten and eleven o'clock the same night. — 



Yesterdty afternooa^Vauxhall-KarJer.s ve*Tc opefied to 
the public at the charge of 1?, to witness the ascent of the Nas- 
sau balloon. The Surrey yeomanry band was in attendance, 
and played at intervals in the course of the afternoon. About 
a quarter past six the infl itiou of the balloon having been com- 
pleted, Mr. Green stepped into the car, accompanied by five 
gentlsmea— Mr. Gye (one of the proprietors of the gardens), 
Mr. Edward Hughes (son of the other proprietor), Mr. Bigb, 
Captain Polhill, and a gentleman whose name we could not 
learn. All the necessary arrangements having been completed, 
61r. Green gave the signal, and the immense machine rose most 
majestically amid the cheers of the spectators, taking a north- 
westerly direction, and there being little wind, remained in 
sight a very considerable period. Mrs. Graham likewise made 
an ascent from the Rosemary Branch, Hoxton ; aad Mr. E. 
Green, from the Yorkshire Stingo, at Paddington; and about 
half an kour after the ascent of the Vauxhall balloon, thewhoh 
of the three were distinctly visible from the bridges and many 
parts of the metropolis. 

The jroprietora of the gardens permitted Buch of the com- 
pany as were so disposed, to remain and witness the entertain- 
ments of the evening without any additional charge. 

Debcekt of the Royal Nassau Balloon. — After a 
very pleasant voyage, tbe aeronauts effected a safe landing in 
tiorsley Park, between Brtntford-end and Hounslow, the seat 
of Lord Jersey, and arrived at the Royal Garden», Vauxhall, 
between 11 and 12 o'clock. 



I, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16. 



Under the direct Patrouage of her Majesty. 

ROYAL GARDENS, VAUXHALL. 
One Week More. 
The proprietors had intended to have closed the Gardens last evening, 
tut in consequence of the nnprccedented concourse of visitors during the 
past week, they are induced to give six more Galas, viz., To-morrow, August 
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26th, which night will be the last of the season. 
Admission, ONE SHILLING. /,ûl7 

DAY FETE. /V ! y 

To-morrow, Monday, Aug. 21, a Day Fête will take place, when, in addi- 
tion to Mr. Green's ascent with the.Koyal Nassau Balloon, a variety of other 
Amusements will be given. 

Doors open at One— Admission, One Shilling. 



Yesterday afternoon another grand day fête was given at the 
Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, the principal attraction of which was 
the ascent of Mr. Green and a large party of gentlemen, in his 
Royal Nassau Balloon. Notwithstanding the threatening state 
of the weather at the approach of evening, a vast concourse of 
persons assembled in the gardens (we should think about seven 
or eight thousand). 

About half-past six the inflation of the balloon having been 
completed, Mr. Green took his place in the car, and was imme- 
diately followed by six gentlemen— Mr. Richard Hughes (a son 
of one of the proprietors of the gardens), a Mr. Finch, Capt. 
Polhill (who accompanied Mr. Green on his last voyage), Dr. 
Seymour, Capt. Blakesley, and Mr. Carttar (the coroner). 
_ All the arrangements being complete, Mr. Green gave tha 
signal, and there being a smart wind blowing at the time, the 
immense machine rose most rapidly, taking a north-easterly 
direction, passing directly over the metropolis, and in a few 
minutes was out of sight. 

The proprietors issued a notice in the gardens granting per- 
mission to the company who wished to stay, to remain in the 
gardens and witness the entertainments of the evening, without 
any additional charge. 

Descent ov Mr. GREEN.-^After a very pleasant voyage o 
49 minutes, they effected a landing at High Ongar, in Essex, 27 
miles from Vauxhall, and experienced great kindness and hos- 

Eitality from the Rev. J. Earls. The party returned to town 
y post, and arrived at the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, by tea 
minutes past one this morning. The field in which they made 
the descent, is only two miles from the spot where Mrs. Gra- 
ham met with her sad accident on the occasion of her ascent 
with the Duke of Brunswick, yesterday twelvemonth. 



DESCENT OF THE ROYAL NASSAU BALLOON, f 

Never, on aay previous occasion, has (his balloon, during ! 
its progress, kept so low a degree of altitude, as on the Deci- 
sion of its aseect from Vauxhall Gardens oc Monday Ust^S»! 
low was the baltoon when passing over Brompton and Kensing- 
ton, thif hundreds of persons proceeds.! to (he fields at the 
rear of Kensington. erescsnt, anticipafla* that the aronsu's 
méditât, d a descent there. So at Chiswick, crowds of persons 
I ran to the Duke of Devonshire's park, c ucriving that the ds- 
! scent would tnere take place. The fi-st altera pt, however, at 
' desctnt made by Mr. Green, was in a hrge open fiell belong- 
ing to Mr. J*.aies Sïanbrough, the miller, at fslew-rch ; but a 
sudden gust of wind wafted them towards Honnslow, when 
Mr. Grec-n dr-tr-rmined on descending- in Osterley Park, the 
seat of Lori Jersey, situated between Hounslow and Norwood, 
His intention was to effect h ! s descent on the open lawn be- 
tween the mansion and a -splendid lake, wUoh runs through 
the park, hut unfortunately the grapple caught in IÎ13 upper 
branches of a stupendous elm tree, which' rendered the situa- 
tion of the aeronauts most perilous, The esoapa of the gas 
having, however, been effected, the car uUirar-.tety remained 
fixed like a ces; among the top branchrs, its fall-fledged in- 
male?, ranch to the amusement of those below, c'imbing its 
sid*s, end sitting across its rim, 

Mr. Trunaper (Lord Jersey's steward), Mr. Elis, of Chter 
ley-gardens, and a number of other ge H tl men 6f the neigh- 
bourhood, w«re imuaediaiely on the spot, and used their utmost 
exertions to- relieve the gentlemen from their unpleasant situ- 
ation, which was no easy task, the tree being upwards of 80 feet 
high. After numerous attempts, Messrs. Gre^n, Gye, and 
Hughes, suceerded in descending the tree find reaching terra 
firma, followed soon after by Capt. Polhill ; but the fifth " in- 
trepid aeronaut," a : though undaunted while soaring through 
boundless space, was so nervous at the idea of defending the 
tree, that he was not " safely landed" until 20 minutei ta 10 

clock, when Mr. Trumper, having p^o-urnd some builder's 
[adders, and s y heed them together, the " gallant gentleman" 
made his dessent, " amid tbe cheers of the assembled multi- 
tude.' 

Mr. Green, _finding all h ! s efforts to extricate the car from 
its lofty sifuilion perfectly vain, contented himself in securing 
the balloon, "and took up his quarters for the t ight at*',e Coach 
and Horses inn ; and yesterday mominj, by the aid of a num- 
ber of workmen, the car was got diwn, ard safely, with the 
balloon, packed in a spring van, and conveyed to Vauxhall 
Gardens. 

!***>•# Mf THE NASSAU BALLOON. 
An ascent^f this stupendous machine was made on Mondi 
from Vauxhall Gardens. Dr. Simon was one of the aeronaut 
and we have been favoured with the following rather raniblin| 
but not Uninteresting description of the voyage : — 

EXTItACT OF A LETTTEK FItOM J. P. SIMON, M.D., TO MR. T.EITHEAI 

"My dear Sir — You have seen, I presume, an account of ou 
safe, but rather rough, descent at High Ongar. The statement 
in the Times and Standard are most correct. The Chronicle ant 
Herald committed a blunder in calling me Seymour, instead 0, 
Simon. Our journey was only of too short a duration for the 
marvellous scenes to be observed by the aeronauts. We sank so 
rapidly into the clouds that we soon lost sight of land, but had a 
limited view of London, even through the dense fogs, of the 
Thames, the highroads, the woods, the fields, and of the cattle 
that looked like so many specks, the rapidity of our course 
changing the scenes like magic. It was the most heavenly voyage 
that mortal can conceive. I was not afraid, but in extacies. The 
altitude we attained was, as calculated by our able and experienced 
captain, 4,369 feet, at wnich height we drank to tbe health of my 
once royal pupil in physical science, the Queen, then, of our cap- 
tain, Mr. Green, and of ourselves, and a safe return and success to 
the Pvoyal Nassau Balloon. 

" Had I time I could write a book on all I learned during a 
voyage of about fifty minutes ! We effected our landing safe, Dut 
not without a most tremendous shock when the balloon was sud- 
denly cheeked in its rapid course, but, as we were warned by our 
gallant captain, Mr. Green, we held fast, and no accident what- 
ever occurred to the crew, from all I saw. 

" Would you ever conceive that a gentleman— it is true — of the 
name, 1 believe, of Mr. Palmer, of High Ongar, in Essex, came 
and claimed SI. for the damage done to his corn, of which, beinu- 
nearly ready to cut, and the rain falling, there could have been 
very little lost? Any gentleman would have felt proud to have 
had the honour of receiving the Royal Nassau Balloon into his 
own corn field. But he had not in his heart the hospitality which 
the Rev. Mr. Earl showed to us. 

"The pulse of the captain wa3- strong, and beat 112 in (he 
minute. I only regret that I had 110 opportunity of trying itar/ain 
when we arrived at the earth. 

" My pocket compass-magnet was of no use except to point out 
the direction in which we went, but I hope next season, if spared, 

1 shall have a set of instruments ready to try to establish a fact that 
has not yet been ascertained. 1 wish I could try the dip at five 
mile» altitude. I think that the ne'edie will he there affected by 
more than half a degree.. I wish I had time to tell you more, and 
the names of the places above which we passed. 

" When we left the barometer stood at 30 V2 inches, and the 
lowpst point to which it fell was So-.S inches. We loft at thirty- 
five minutes past six by my watch, and came out of the car at 
twenty minutes past seven o'clock. More than 100 men bulled at 
the rope thrown out for thorn, and were driven to and fro notwith- 
standing, by the force of the agitated balloon, the wind being then 
very high. It took full an hour and a quarter to remove the fas 
and secure the balloon. All I can say is that L wish I was in Mr. 
Greeu's place, that is to say, that 1 might ascend as often as him- 
self. » * * •' Believe me, dear Sir, 

" Yours very sincerely, " J. p. Simon." 



«-va»**ria*i* iflli Ai AST WEFK BUT 





BMTBBTJLIMBÊBWTMI 

BOYAI, AMPHITHEATRE. Webster Bridge.-U-der «he Man^eTf m"ducÏow ft wS Ju. 



u^uw.scmwn, onMONDAYlast, commencing at a Quarter-past Six with the 



OF THE 

IKFAMT FATOKITE 

OM HIS 



FAIRY POM 



FROM THE 



STAG 

TO THE 

Gallery, 




i+/t~* 



VJLRIJEGA TJEn 

HORSE 

BALLOON 

On the top of which M. ANDREE 
will STAN» 

m HIS HEAD 

The Balloon will return to the Stage and be 
decorated after the Model of the one in 
which the Horse and iEronaut ascended in 






PARIS. 



After the above, for the 2nd Time this Season, and by desire, will be represented the Grand Military Spectacle of the 



B A TTL 





F 







With all its Original Splendour and Effects. 
Emperor STapoleon— Bf V. GO MERS Ali, The Original & Striking Portraiture of the Emperor.— Mr. Gomersal has kindly tendered his services to complete the ensemble of the 

Spectacle.] General Nemont, Mr. HARRIS. Marshal Ney, Mr. J. WILLIAMS. Marshal Blucher, Mr. NEEDHAM. General Grouchey, Mr.WIDDICOMBE. 

Antonia, Mr. FILLINGHAM. Bredowski, Mr. ADAMS. Victorie, Mr. WIDDICOMBE Jun. Konac & Drolitz Russians Molly Mollony Mr. MARSHALL. Corporal Standfast Mr. CARTLICH 

His Grace the Duke of Wellington, Mr. FOSTER. Marquis of Anglesea, Mr. SMITH. Jean de Coster, Mr. LAWRENCE. 

Mary Cameron.» (disguised as a Soldier J Miss DALY. Madame Coster, Mrs. WESTON. Marinette, Miss ENSCOE. 

And, for the 2nd Time will be brought forward the Wizard of Pern ! or THE SENATOR and 

BARBASY COURSER! 

A Grand Monologue and Hippo-Dramatic Introduction, composed expressly for the astonishing Feats of Mr. DUCROWs beautiful Steed The above is produced with entire New Costume, 
Music, and the greatest Splendour, in which Mr. D's wonderful Steed will not only perform all the Feats executed by the celebrated Horse, Blanche, but a variety of others never yet 

performed by any Animal, notwithstanding that Blanche had three Years constant tuition, and Mr. D's Courser has been brought to the above perfection in the shprj space of Eight Weeks. He 

is attended and instructed by Mr. GINNETT. ,,-2w£>*^ -^y- J**-''** 4 **?. 



The Sfew Splendid Scenes of the Arena, will commence with the Grand 



POIE¥ RACES* 

By the INFANT JOCKIES & FAIRY COURSERS. é*Oc~4~yf — ' 

Tobe followed by -an entire NEW ACT, executed by Mr. ADAMS, arranged by Mr. DUCROW for this occasion, called the TRUMPETER ! & Bottle Of Burgundy ! 

Likewise never acted, a New Extravaganza, called, The 6** '"A* 

TOAO XN A HOX4)E3 0rTheMiG =S'» E A s , H ,^f^^ A - 

Published at DUCROW'S only, and got up by him, for the purpose of Teaching Young Ge.ntlemen how to shoot. 

Mr. Popham, Mr. FILLINGHAM. Billy Vite, Mr. BULLOCK. Sootoo, Sweeps, Mr. JAMES and Master C ADAMS. Millers, Mr. RANDALL, &c. &c. 

LA PETIT LOUISA DUCROW and INFANT CHAFFE, will be introduced in a Little Mimic Equestrian Introduction, arranged by Mr. Ducrow expressly for them, Called, 



pvnr 



1 1 



œiA a-'"£i 



%4\ 



In the Course of the Horsemansnip, .^^ «i«m«»r >t«iw 

BEAUTIFUL ACADEMIC POSES ON TWO HORSES BY Mr, STICKJÏEY. 

Previou9 to the Above *'-*__. -m-m **.-** c*-mat~* _■ 

Mr, RAND AM* will take some of his Surprising Leaps over A MEM,* HORSES and 

different Objects, 18 Feet High, /^^ '"* 4 £'**$ ' ' 



The Entertainments will conclude wth the Laug hable Interlude of the l<-**y > *^L'~ 

Mysteries of the Oak Chamber 

Mr.Tinrtrea *W it. n * DT-r TTnu m»w» »<r, h«pw **„„.„,, Mr MARSHAL. Mrs. Danree.... Miss DALY. Angelica Miss ENSCOE. 



Mr.Dupree €F Mt.CARTLITCH, 



Charles Mr. HARRIS, Thomas Mr. MARSHAL. 



Mrs. Dapree....Miss DALY. 



Bo*es 4s Pit, 2s Gal Is Door» open at Half-past 5, to commence at a Quarter-past 6. Half-price ut Half-past 8 Box Office open daily from 10 till 4 for securing Places, and none «an be 
„ kept unless secured by Tickets. Children under 12, Half-price to Boxes. Carriages to Set Down with ike Horses Heads towards t ue Marsh Gate, and Take Up towards the Bridge. 
The Front of the Theatre under the Superintendance of Mr. W. WEST. P W - PEEL ' Pnnter ' 9 - New Cut > I*»**»». 

«* AH Persons having Demands on Mess. DUCROW & WEST, are requested to bring in their Bills for Payment, on or before the 2nd of October ensuing, as 
*he Proprietors will not be accountable for any Sum* of Money left unpaid after the close of the Present Season and this Notice. ' 



J 



By Permission, and under the immediate Patronage qf0ti 
THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD MAYOR, 

AND A COMMITTEE OF GENTLEMEN. 



THE FESTIVAL 

BALLOON 




Respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry, and other Inha- 
bitants of the City of York, that in consequence of his receipts 
having fallen short of his expences on Saturday last, to the 
amount of £30, he has, at the suggestion of several Gentle- 
men, who have kindly undertaken to collect Subscriptions, 
determined to Re-ascend 

OJY TUESDAY NE 'XT, 

AT THREE O'CLOCK, FROM THE GAS WORKS. 

Tickets of Admission to witness the Inflation, attaching the 
Car, launching the Balloon, &c. Is. or 2s. each, may be had at 
the Tavern Coach Office ; Messrs. Barber & Co. Silversmiths, 
Coney-Street ; Mr. Holmes, Carver & Gilder, ditto ; and ©f 
the Gentlemen composing the Committee. 

$J=» A PARACHUTE, containing a living Animal will 
be launched from the Car, which will descend withinHhe In- 
closure, previous to the final ascent. 

The Doors will be open and the Inflation commence at hall- 
past Twelve o' Clock. 



R. JOHNSON, Printer, 47, Coney-Street, Ytr*. 



EXHIBITING 

Mr. C. GREEN'S 



SPLENDID 



BALLOON 

(Inflated with Gas) 

Together with the Car and 
Appendages, 

admittance Sixpence* 



Archer, Printer, 26, Tabernacle Walk. 



The Great Balloon of Nassau. — Mr. Monck Mason's 
Account ot the Ascent. — Prmlley, London. — One of the en- 
terprising aeronauts who ascended from Vauxhall on the 7th of 
November (Mr. Monck Mason) is about to lay before the world an 
account of the voyage. -We have been favoured with an early 
copy of his pamphlet, from which we have selected several extracts, 
giving a preference to such passages as seemed to throw a light 
upon questions of a scientific character. The whole account 
will however, we have no doubt, be eagerly perused by the pub- 
lic. Its descriptions are vivid, and the tone and Enthusiasm 
which pervades it highly engaging. The general character of the 
production is pop-alar rather than scientific: — 

" Great as are the merits of Mr. Green's previous discoveries, 
they may be said to yield in importance to that whereby fee has 
succeeded in enabling the aeronaut to maintain the power of his 
balloon undiminished during the continuance of the most pro- 
tracted voyage it could ever be reqtiired to perform. In order fully 
to comprehend the value of this discovery, which more immedi- 
ately formed the object of our late enterprise, it is necessary that 
some idea should be had of the difficulties it was intended to 
obviate, and of the effects they were calculated to produce upon 
the further progress of aerostation. "When a balloon ascends to 
navigate the atmosphere, independent of the loss of power occa- 
sioned by its own imperfections, an incessant waste of its resources 
in gas and ballast becomes the inevitable consequence of its situa- 
tion. No sooner has it quitted the earth than it is immediately 
subjected to the influence of a variety of oiicumstances, tending to 
create a difference in its weight, augmenting or diminishing, as 
the case may be, the power by the means of which it is supported. 
The deposition or evaporation of humidity to the extent, in pro- 
portion to its size, of several hundred weight; the alternate heat- 
ing and cooling of its gaseous contents by the remotion or inter- 
position of clouds between the object it3elf and the influence of 
the solar rays, with a variety of ether more secret though no less 
powerfal agencies, all so combine to destroy the equilibrium which 
it is the main object of the aeronaut to preserve, that scarcely a 
moment passes without some call for his interposition, either to 
check the descent of the balloon by the ejection of ballast, or to 
control the ascent by the proportionate discharge of gas : a pro- 
cess by which, it is unnecessary to observe, the whole power of 
the balloon, however great its dimensions, must in time be ex- 
hausted, and sooner or later terminate its career by succumbing 
to the laws of terrestrial gravitation. By the simple contrivance 
of a rope of the requisite magnitv.de and extent, trailing on the 
ground beneath (and, if over the sea, with a sufficient quantity of 
liquid ballast, contained in vessels floating on its surface), have- 
all these difficulties been overcome, and all the features of the art 
completely and effectually reversed. Harnessed to the earth or 
ocean by a power too great for her to resist, it is in vain the bal- 
loon endeavours to change the level of her course ; every foot she 
would have been otherwise compelled to add to her elevation now 
only adds to her weight by her endeavours to abstract from the 
earth a further portion of that rope which is dependent upon its 
surface: while, on the other hand, every foot she would have 
been inclined to descend, had she been at liberty as heretofore, 
now only abstracts from the weight which draw's her downwards, 
by throwing on the earth the labour of supporting an additional 
portion of the guide rope, which she would otherwise have had to 
sustain without relief. Limited by one unalterable plane all the 
fluctuations above-mentioned, whereby her irreparable stock of 
power became subjected to incessant waste have thus completely 
been avoided, and not only her ascensive force maintained in its 
full vigour throughout a period determinable solely by her own 
irmierfectisns, but at all times, and under all circumstances, over 
the boundless ocean, without a landmark, in the densest fog, and 
throughout the darkest night, the exact direction of her course, 
as well as the very rate of her progress, determined with the 
utmost facility and most infallible results.* The main feature, 
however in this discovery i3 the altered aspect under which it 
enables the aeronaut to regard the perils of the sea, and the con- 
sequent extension it bestows upon the hitherto limited sphere of 
his relations. The ocean, now no longer the dreaded enemy of 
th e aerial voyager, becomes at once his greatest friend ; and instead 

i of opposing Ms piaguesB, offers hiai ajlwmiastes more certain irk* 
I fffieaHons than even the asrili'iteelf, afîth all its ,■•■■ • it "■ 



ed to 



ricute. 
ÎB8TS. i yo and Hughes, 1 
;at Vauxhall balloon, a,, a 
! ascent, after s n 



ays. 



rjtv, is cal («I 
' '"'The prop 
ceded the Us) 
for. (he purr.. . . 
bee i i oned chiefly by the weather, ths day of departure was fixed 

onday, November 7, 1S36, and theproc 
1 ■ ; i, ..,;.', -need at an earl} : uv, every tiling was gol n 
Starting by one o'dca'.- in tl fu OOti of the same day. 

" It was at this period of •■ r yage that tfce first opportunity 
. i pe : of sli iwii I " : ' • a • ble for the skilful and 
course of his aerial yossi !, 
which cirpu a 'tances iro- 
ly af ( g we 1) id lost i hkai 



s: p - tonced 
ili ij 

qoCuUy pf 



srable deviation appeared to have 



the city of Gauti rbui insiders 

dace . oï (run toute. Instead of .-suing 

our formel lit) , ol 6y i which was that oft ■■■ 

current, I . tries sof which we had hitherto advanced, it I eamc 
i it that wewore now rapidly bearing away upon i vbich 
tended c - . id a n -' : .- n ' ' va.rd, and m hïcb, had We eon- 
finned to remain within the limits of its inftoesce, woald have 
shortly brousrht us to sea, !U !'• s direction of the North Foreland. 
As it had all along been an obj set to proceed as near to l'avis as 
eircums anees wtfuli) permit; "we resolved to Recover as soon as 

• the advantages which a superior caèrént had hsthiSEto 
'.. ... :d us, and accordingly rose, to resume a station upon our 
previous level. Nothin ' ■•■.■'. th 'beauty of this manoeuvre 

■ ir the i itl ' ' ' bal loon acknowledged the influence 

of her former associate. Scarcely had the anjerfluoiis Irnith 
bo r ■:■ ortioned to the effect reouivob | ,, ! ■■ ■', 

:,. ■■ i dically round the* horizon-, obedient 

to .the double impulse of her increasing elevation, and the gradual 

i i' current, brought us successively 'u sight-of all thosa 
object:; which we had shortly befirre left retiring behind us,, and 
in' a few minutes plac is almost vertically ocer the castle of 
Dover, in the exact direction of crossing the straits between that 
town and- Calais-, where if is eowfined within ita narrowest ihnita. 

"It was forty-eight, minutes past four when the first line of wares 
breaking on the beach appeared beneath.ua, and wc might be said 



es of our native soil, sad 
i a Otthe sea. * * * 

.-.-■. I eur ears: thejaeathag of the -waves 
bad already di lav in silence, and frotri 

rrestrial agitation our present position had 



to have fairly quitt. 
upon the hitherto c 

'■ Not a sound n 
upon the British si 
the ordinary effects 
effectually exclude* — 

" In this situation we prepaied io avail ourselves of thase con- 
trivances, the merits of which, as I have already sf it e 1, it was one 
of the main objects of our expedition to asc( j an onse- 

.,. to provide aaatinal the loss of power by tho uicreas 01 
weight proceeding from, the hasudny of the atmosphere naturally 
to be expected on the approach of night, wo commenced lowering 
the copper vessels we had provided for the occasion. 

"Scarcely, however, had we completed our design, and were 
patiently awaiting the descent we had anticipated, wheu the faint 
sound of the waves beating against the shore again returned upon 
our ears and awakened cur attention. The first impression which 
this event was calculated to convey was that the wind had changed, 
and that we were in the act of returning to the shores we had so 
shortly before abandoned. A glance or two however served to 
show us the fallacy of this impression ; the well-known lights 
of Calais and of the neighbouring shores were already glittering 
beneath us ; tho barrier of clouds which I have before mentioned 
as starting up so abruptly in our path as abruptly terminated ; and 
the whole adjacent coast of France, variegated with lights, and 
rife with all the nocturnal signs of population, burst at ones upon 
our view. ****** 

" It was exactlv fifty nfinutes past five when we had thoroughly 
completed this trajet'; the point at which we first crossed the 
Frerwh shore bearing distant about two miles to the westward of 
the main body of the lights of Calais, our altitude at the time 
being somewhat about three thousand feet above the level of the 
ocean. * * * * . * . * 

" We didnot experience any diminution of aseensive power in our 
transit across the sea, beyond what we shouldhave expected under 
• similar circumstances over a similar extent of land. 

* * * * * * * 

"The cold during this part of the night especially was certainly 
intense, as could be perceived not less from the indications of the 
thermometer (ranging variously from within a few degrees below 
to the point of congélation) than from the effects which it produced, 
upon the different liquors wherewith we were provided. The 
water, coffee, and of course tho oil in our several vessels were 
completely frozen ; and it was only by the actual application of the 
heat of the lamp that we were enabled to procure a sufficiency of 
the latter to supply our wants during the long term of darkness to 
which we were about to be subjected. 

" Strange hewever as it may' appear, while all around bore such 
unequivocal testimony to the severity of the cold, the effect a pro- 
duced upon our persons, undefended as they were by any extra- 
ordinary precautions, were by no means commensurate to the 
cause, nor such as even under ordinary circumstances we might 
fairly have expected to encounter. The reason to which may be 
tted this unusual exemption from the consequences of a low 
temperature is the absence ot all current ef air, the natural result 
of our situation, and one of the peculiar characteristics of atrial 
navigation, f _ 



" 'A'o this intensity ot cold, précédât by a long subjection to the 
action of a humid atmos] <ver elevation, 

is likewise to be attributed tbj - f.an incident which, 

for the impression it is calculated to produce upSn the minds of 
those who experience it for the first time, and in ignorance of its 
cause, merits particularly to be noticed. It was about half-past 
three in the morning, when the balloon having gained a sudden 
accession of power, owing ta a discharge of ballast which had taken 
place a f-jw minutes before, while navigating too near the earth to 
-be considered perfectly safe in a eountry with the main features of 
which we were totally unacquainted, began to rise with considerable 
rapidity, and ere we had taken the customary means to check her 
ascent had already attained an elevation of upwards of twelve 
thousand feet. At this moment, while all around was impene- 
trable darkness and stillness, and darkness most profound, an un- 
usual explosion issues from the machine above, followed instan- 
taneously by a violent rustling of the silk, and all the signs which 
may be supposed to accompany the bursting of the balloon, in a 
region where nothing but itself exists to give occasion to such 
awful and unnatural disturbance. In the same instant the car, as 
if suddenly detached from its hold, becomes subjected to a violent 
concussion, and appears at once to be in the act of sinking with 
all its contents into the dark abyss below. A second and a third 
explosion follow in quick succession, accompanied by a recurrence 
of the same astounding effects, leaving not a'doubt upon the mind 
of the unconscious voyager of the fate which nothing now appears 
capable of averting. In a moment after all is tranquil and secure; 
the balloon has recovered her usual form and stillness, and nothing 
appears to designate the unnatural agitation to which she has been 
so lately and unaccountably subjected. The occurrence of this 
phenomenon, however strange it may appear, is nevertheless sus- 
ceptible of the simplest resolution, and consists in the tendency 
to enlargement from remotion of pressure which the balloon expe- 
riences in rising from a low to a higher position in the atmosphere, 
and the resistance to this enlargement occasioned by the net-work ' 
previously saturated with moisture, and subsequently congealed 
into the elliptical form which the dependant weight of the car 
obliges it to assume whenever the shrunken capacity of the sphere 
it encompasses will admit of its longitudinal distention : as this 
resistance is oocasionedby the intervention of a non-elastic medium 
(the ice) which has bound the meshes of the net-work in their 
contracted form, it Î3 evident that the liberation occasioned by ] 
their disrupture will not take place until the internal pressure of 
the balloon has reached a certain amount; when siuldraly that 
liberation is accomplished, attended by those collateral effects ! 
which we have already attempted to describe. The impression of 
the descent of the car in the above representation is evidently a 
false one; tho ear, so far from sinking, actually springs up ; it is 
the unexpectedness of such a movement, and its apparent, incon- i 
sistency with the laws of gravitation, that occasions the delusion, 
the reality of which the concomitant circumstauces essentially 
tend to confirm. 

" Several times during the latter part of the night we had ap- 
proached so near the earth as to be enabled to observe, imper- 
fectly it is true, some of the most prominent of its features, and to 
obtain some faint idea of the nature of the ground beneath us. At 
these times we appeared to be traversing large tracts of country 
partially eovered with snow, diversified with forests, and inter- 
sected occasionally with rivers, of which the Meuse in the earlier 
part of the night, and the Rhine towards the conclusion, formed, 
as we afterwards learned, the principal objects of our admiration 
and of our conjectures. 

" Large masses of fleecy clouds would at times likewise occupy 
the lower regions of the atmosphere, intercepting our view as we . 
descended, and for a while leaving us in doubt whether they were 
not a continuation of those snowy districts which we so frequently 
had occasion to remark. 

"From out of this mass of vapours more than once during the 
night our ears became assailed with'sounds bearing so strong a 
resemblance to the rushing of waters in enormous volumes, or the 
beating of the waves upon "some extensive line of coast, that it re- 
quired all our power of reasoning, aided by the certain knowledge 
we had of the direction we were pursuing, to retrieve the con- 
viction that we were approaching the precincts of the sea, and, 
tra nsp orted by the winds, were either thrown back upon the shorse 
of tho German Ocean, or about to enter^vtp'on the remoter limits . 
of the Baltic. 

" It would be endless to enumerate all the conjectures to which 
this phenomenon give rise, Oi the variorfs maimers" by which we 
endeavoured to explain its occurrence. 

* ' » * * # 

" It was about six o'clock,* during an ascent which occurred 
shortly aftei a crossed this river, that the balloon, having 
reacbe laco n ' rabl i levati -a, bowed us onr'Srst view of the 
id i tadd I "-. with the prdsT^ctni" a speedy approach of 
day. rnwcrfui ir.:b--.:l must be the pt>W- which could do justice to 
a scene like that which here presented ii'selX to our view. 



ol night, which t! ; il continued to reign utlbtokçn throughout the 

htwui region of the air. 

" Again we rose within the region of this delightful prospect ; 

1 gain did wé lose-sight of it amid the vai oura - ad alweurity 

that accompanied our descent; nor was' it till we had three ùïnea 

made the sun rise, and twice beheld it set, that v.e could fairly 

iti 'a 1 -lb; lied above the horizon, and daylight complete 

upon the plane of the earth beneath us. 

* * "* * * 

" As the region we were immediately 
a.b. i i ages (for the descent) which, 



ion 



we could 

the eeet 
anon as 
ai . edil 
i„(an< 
imperii: 

and e\-.: 

of the 
tent lik 
hnmbh 

fur some tin 
the day deb 

ut.;. !..btainin 

the mists of 
: til we were 

dotted with 

- a. and ind 
superior prat 
accara- louatioi 



idi 



pproaofaing seemed to offer 
odor these circumsl tfi aa. 

, j "to command, we resolved not to le-:e 
opportunely appeared to have afforded us. As 
oine to thia determination all preparations were 
»ed for the descent; the guide-rope- was hanlsd 
if much labour, owing to the ba-.l cons trucl ion aad 
if the windlass), the grapnel and cable lowered, 
ot ready that we might' be able to avail ourselves 
ttost opportunity that might occur. To this in- 
qnilfed our exalted station, and sought a mere 
inriate level, along which we continued to ranse 
[ to a considérable- di tana.-, the yet early hour of 
' us from completing the descent, in the fear of 

«sistancë from the inhabitants which it 
n obi-act of the aeronaut, if possible to secure. As 



the night began to clear a 
Migtlted to perceive a eoi 
triages, and enlivened wit 
nstrious population-. On 
ions, were distinctly t 
and advantages which, 
and under our present convictions, wei 
çcordinglyj having pitched upon the s] 
pose, the valve was opened and vv 



a frf 



ufr- 



Bdwith roads, 



oper for the 
iur dei 



place so selected v. as a small grassy vale of about a quarter of a 
mile in breadth, embosomed in hills, whose sides and summits 
were completely enveloped with tiees. Beyond this, on the oppo- 
site side, lay another valley of the same Ai scription, the only one 
visible for many miles where we could conveniently effect our 
landing; an endless succession of forest-scenery completing tee 
landscape in, the direction in which we should have to proceed. Tn 
the former of these we now precipitated our descent, with the da- 
sieu. of alighting, if possible, in the centre, clear of the woods that 
enclosed it on all sides. In these hopes we were however disap- 
pointed; the wind, suddenly increasing as we approached the 
ground, so much accelerated the onward progress of the balloon 
ihat before the grapnel could take effectual hold of the soil we 
had passed the middle of the valley, and sweeping rapidly sivei 
the ground, were borne close against, tho wooded declivity that 
flanked its eastern termination. To discharge a sufficiency of bal- 
last to raise the balloon and carry her clear of the impending 
.langer, was the natural remedy. An unexpected obstacle to tins 
operation here again presented itself : the sand which forms the 
ballast, frozen during the night into a solid block of stone, refused 
to q lit the bag in the proportion required : and no time remained 
to search for one more suited to the occasion. Not a moment 
was, in fact, to be lost; the valley' Was passed, and the 
branches of the trees that clotted the opposing precipice were 
already within a few feet of the balloon ; the grapnel con- 
tinued to drag, and no chance appeared of asrestiug her pro- 
gress onward. In this emergency one alternative alone 
remained, and tke sack itself, with all its contents to the 
amount of fifty-six pounds in weght, were at once consigned to 
the earth. In a moment the balloon, lightened of so large a por- 
tion of her burden, had sprung up above one thousand feet, and, 
clearing the mountain at a bound, was soon in rapid progress in 
the realms above. To counteract the consequence of this sudden 
accession of p«wer, and avoid being carried beyond the reach of 
the second valley, which we have already described as the only 
other available spot for our descent, the valve was again opened, 
and issue tdven to a large quantity of gas, sufficient, as was calcu- 
lated, to check the course of the balloon in time to enable us to 
attain the point to which *H our views were now directed. A se- 
cond time however we were doomed to be disappointed. No 
sooner had we completed this manœuvre than by another caprice 
of nature, the wind suddenly abating, we found ourselves. at onee 
becalmed, and rapidly descending into the bosom of the woods that 
capped the summit "and clothed the sides of the intervening _ emi- 
nences. From this dilemma we were only relieved by the timely 
discharge of a further portion of our weight— not however before 
the accelerated descent of the balloon nad brought us within a 
cable's length cf the ground, t and almost in contact with, the 
upper surface of the wood. Here, for a few moments we con- 
tinued to hover, the grapnel struggling with the topmost brandies 
QÏ tho trees, and grasping and relinquishing its hold according to 
the varying impulse of the si h, ht wind that prevailed at our eleva- 
tion. While in this situation we perceived, standing in the path 
of the wood, two females, the first inhabitants we had noticed, 
lost in astonishment, anil absolutely petrified with gazing upon so 
astounding an apparition. It was in vain we addressed them with 
a speaking-trumpet, in hopes of procuring the assistance of some 
of the male population, which we conjectured eould not be far oft; 
the sound of our voices, proceeding from such an altitude, and 
invested with such an unearthly character, only augmented their 
astonishment, and added to their fears; they fled incontinently, 
and, without waiting farther parley, sought the shelter of the 
neighbouring coverts. 



""After continuing for a few minutes longer in these straits we at 
length reached the conflues ef the wood; when,*esolvingnot to he 
again baffled in our designs by the treacherous inconstancy of the 
wind, the valve was opened to its fullest dimensions, and the 
grapnel taking hold, shortly after we came to the ground with con- 
siderable, though by no means disagreeable, rapidity. J 

" As soon as the descent was completed, and the power of the 
balloon sufficiently crippled to permit one of the party to quit the 
car,§ the inhabitants, who had hitherto stood aloof, regarding our 
manœuvres from behind the trees, began to flock m from all 
quarters: eyeing at first our movements with considerable sus- 
picion, and not seldom looking up in the direction from which we 
Had just alighted, in the expectation, no doubt, of witnessing a re- 
petit ion of this to them inexplicable phenomenon. 

"A few words in German, however, served to dissipate their 
fears, and secure their services ; when, as if eager by present 
assiduity to make amends for former backwardness, they absolutely 
seemed tc contend with each other in their exertions to afford us 
assistance, and execute our several behests. 

• * * * * 

" Having procured a cart and horses for the transportation of the 
balloon, we quitted this (to us ever memorable) spot, and, attended 
by an amazing concourse of persons of every rank, age, and sex, 
set out for "Weiiburg, which a few hours enabled us to attain. 
« * * # ■ * 

" Nothing in fact could surpass the courtesy and attention that we 
experienced from this simple-hearted and hospitable community ' 
during the whole period of onr residence at Weiiburg. 

" Every one seemed to vie with each other in conferring favour 
and contributing to our entertainment. Balls, dinners, concerts, 
and other amusements, in honour of our adventure, Were given 
without intermission, and the congratulations of the city were 
presented to us by a deputation of the principal citizens, headed 
by their chief civil officer, in the form of a document duly signed 
and sealedJby the competent authorities. Among the festive re- 
creations to which our unexpected arrival at Weiiburg gave rise, 
we must not omit to mention the ceremony of christening the 
balloon, which took place the day previous to our departure : the 
Baron de Bibra, Grand Maître des Eaux et Forets, and the Co- 
loDel Baron de Preen, being the godfathers ; the Baroness de Bibra 
and the Baroness de Dungern the godmothers on the occasion. 
The balloon having been inflated to the greatest size the dimen- 
sions of the place would admit, eight young ladies, in company 
with Mr. Green, entered within the gigantic sphere, and the name 
of ' The Great Balloon of Nassau" having been bestowed by one 
of their uumber, Mdlle. Theresa, the lovely and amiable daughter 
of the Baron de Bibra, accompanied by a copious libation of wine, 
the ceremony was concluded with a collation, consisting of our 
stock of provisions, which had been unconsumed at the time of 
ou.- .'.ascent. * * * * 

" Ere concluding this hasty narrative a word or two is required 
concerning the success of that experiment which formed the main 
feature, as well as the chief object, of the expedition. This 
success I feel no hesitation in now declaring to be complete ; 
and the discovery ' itself one the entire result of which, on 
the future progress of ths art, it would be impossible^ at pre- 
sent to anticipate. With such an instrument as this there 
now, seems to be no limit to the powers of aerostation — no 
bounds to its sphere of action. All the theoretical ob- 
jections which a hasty consideration of the means might 
otherwise have suggested experiment has now proved to be erro- 
neous ; and perhaps the best answer that can be given to those who 
might be inclined to question the practicability of its employaient, 
or cavil at its affects is, that by such means alone have we been 
enabled, without let or hindrance, da . I ;.y, to traverse 

so large a portion of the European continent ; descending at a dis- 
tance of above five hundred miles from the place of onr departure, 
with power enough to have enabled us, had we been so inteu- 
tioned, to have continued our course throughout thewholecircum- 
fetence of the globe."^ 

* The time referred to here and elsevrnn in oughout this narrative is 
that or Greenwich. Upon the completion of the voyage a difference 
amounting to about thirly-four minutes was found to exist between the, 
times indicated at its two extremes; the chronometers of Weilhprg being 
so much in ndvance of those of London. This difference was occasioned 
by the easterly direction of our coarse, and the difference in latitude to 
trie extent of eight degrees twenty minutes between the two places. - 

:- li of 'ih'ee.abùVjlo v/hii hjue"g:'rnpn'eî îTàîtivrûcd'i.ijubout/jne 
himdrod and" twenty feetaj " . 

1 Too much pra'iso cannot he given to Mr. Green.i. fortius" excclleni£con. 
du<-; throughout the whole of this intricate pilotage.| 

§ It was half-past seven o'clock when this occurrence too» place, and 
our descent could bo fairly said to be completed. The duration of our 
voyage may therefore be calculated at exactly eighteeu hours. The exact 
spot Where the event took place was in afield adjacent to a mill, known 
by tho name of Dilihausen, situated in the valley of Elbern. in the com- 
mune of Ni = -:errfausen. about two leagues from the town of Weiiburg. 
already, by a curlote; cohicideuec, noted in the annals of aerostation as the 
place where thd celebrated M. Blanchard eT-cteJ his landing after an 
ascent which he made at Frankfort in the year \ ' (Vj 

.*" The progress of the guide-rope being delayed to acertain extent by 
its motion over the *iore solid plane of the earth's surface / while the 
mov«merlt of the balloon is as freely as ever controlled by tho propelling 
action of the wind, it Is evident that the direction of the latter, when in 
progress, must aver be in advance of the former ; a comparissn therefore 
of the relative positions of these two objects by means of the compass 
must at all time3 indicate the exact direction or her course ; while, with 
equal certainty, an estimate can at once be obtained of the velocity with 
which she is proceeding, by observing the angle formed by the guide- 
rope and the vertical axis of the machine. In proportion as this angle 
enlarges, an increase is the rate of the balloon may be Infallibly inferred, 
and Dice versa, its dbninntion will be found to correspond exactly with 
the diminished velocity of her advance. When the rope is dependent 
perpendicularly, no angle of course is formed, and the machine may ba 
J considered as perfectly stationary, or at least endowed with a rate of 
Ï motion too insignificant to be eithar appreciable or important. 



* " I scarcely know whether it [is an observation worthy of being com- 
mitted to paper, that the sea, unless perhaps under circumstances of the 
m3st extraordinary agitation, does not in itself appear to be the parent «f 
the slightest sound -, unopposed by any material obaiacle, an awful still- 
ness seems to reign over its motions. Nor do I think that even under 
any circumstances, no matter how violent, can any considerable disturb- 
ance arise irom the conflict of its own opposing members. The impossi- 
bility of ever having -been placed in a situation to bring this fact under 
the cognisance of our senses, is no doubt tho reason why it has never 
before been noticed. On the shore or in tho 3ea no one has ever been 
present, independent of that material support, the absence or which is 
necessary to the success of the experiment; it is in the balloon alone, 
suspended in elastic ether, that such {a phenomenon could el *ber have 
been verified or observea. ?r 

i |r At no. time however did we experience the slightest eaect upon 
our bodies, proceeding from the diminished pressure of the atmosphere ; 
nor from my own observations, and still more those of Mr. Green (whose 
experience in such matters far outweighs that of all the aeronauti- 
cal world together), should I be inclined to believe that any such 
effeuts as are currently attributed to this diminished pressure have any 
existence at all -, at least at an elevation to which any person has hitherto 
been enabled to arrive. The impressions experienced in tho ascent of 
high mountains, which have no doubt led to t'no adoption of such opinions, 
and induced aeronauts, with more regard to fame than veracity, to an- 
ticipate and assert effects they thought they would have experienced had 
they reached the elevation they fain woald have the credit for, owe their 
existence to another cause, and proceed from the inordinate muscular ex- 
ertion and its consequences upon the- circulating system developed in the 
attempt. I am aware that great names appear in arrav against such an 
opinion, and likewise that nothing but the having arrived at the same al- 
| titude, without experiencing .the same results, can authorize the flat 
T denial or another's experience. If however, at an altitude of three miles 
and thr-e quarters, no symptom whatever is to be felt of those effects 
which ai a quarter of a mile further evince themselves by xuch terrific 
conséquences, tne world is at least at libertv to exerciseTts own judgment 
h? m the case 




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THE G-MEAT BAH.OOI, 



•m 'a. ■■ W0&6 ■' ■ ; \ ' ■ 



T. C."Wesdey,162,H.ceadill7 



Account of the late JEronautical Expedition from London to 
Weilburg, accomplished by Robert Holland, Esq., Monck 
Mason, Esq., and Charles Green, JEi enaut. London, 1 83Ô'. 
We wish the distinction of rank — which, to refer to the strict 
letter of the legal table of precedence, is now-a-days treated 
very loosely — had been omitted from the title-page of this pub- 
lication. It is absurd in the exposition of a matter so purely 
scientific, and can have no other effect than that of minister- 
ing to individual vanity, and offending the good sense of the 
reader. 

Mr. Mason's main object in this narrative is to show that 
Mr. Green has completely succeeded in overcoming the diffi- 
culties that have hitherto impeded the progress of aerostation, 
and after submitting the facts to the public, he saves them 
the trouble of coming to a conclusion, by deciding the question 
himself. " This success," he observes in the last page, after 
describing the voyage, " I feel no hesitation in now declaring 
to be complete." Mr. Monck Mason's declaration, however, 
is not sufficient to satisfy people who require specific proof and 
complete authority; and it would have been more discreet to 
have left his narrative to answer for itself. 

The obstacles that have lain in the way of previous aeronauts 
•were — 1, the uncertainty and expense of inflation with hydro- 
gen gas ; 2, the impossibility of remaining in the air a sufficient 
time to accomplish any considerable distance; 3, the dangers 
attendant upon aerostation ; and 4, the -want of power to give 
at will a direction to the course of the balloon. These ob- 
stacles, or a part of them, are stated, not very clearly, to have 
been overcome by Mr. Green, after a series of experiments. 
1. By the substitution of coal gas for hydrogen gas, which not 
only includes a diminution of expense and risk, but the further 
advantage of being capable of longer retention in the balloon, 
on account of not bearing an equal affinity to the surrounding 
atmosphere, and being consequently less liable to escape. 
There are other advantages of equal importance, observes Mr. 
Mason, but he does not state what they are. 2. By an inge- 
nious contrivance for sustaining the level of the balloon, with- 
out throwing out the ballast to stay her descent, or discharging 
gas to controul its ascent, processes which, it is evident, must 
exhaust the power of the machine. The contrivance consists 
of a rope, of proper magnitude and extent, which trails upon 
the earth beneath, or, if over the sea, a quantity of liquid bal- 
last in floating vessels, which equally resist the tendency to 
ascend, and which, by being drawn up as occasion requires, 
have, of course, an opposite effect. This process has been 
tested, and, therefore, we have no right to question the validity 
of the assertion that it is final and complete; but suppose it 
were desirable that the balloon should be suffered to ride at a 
greater height, for scientific purposes, than Mr. Green has yet 
attempted, is it likely that the expedient would answer with 
equal certainty ? 3. Upon this obstacle Mr. Mason says very 
little, and proves nothing. He cites the fact that Mr. Green 
lias made two hundred and twenty-six ascents without incur- 
ring a single accident, and concludes, therefore, that under 
skilful management, there is really no peculiar risk connected 
with aerostation. " 1 do not hesitate to say," observes Mr. 
Mason, "that the practice of aerostation is as devoid of extra- 
ordinary danger as that of any other mode of conveyance 
hitherto adopted." Mr. Mason, it appears, seldom hesitates, 
but nevertheless he will find some difficulty in persuading other 
people that a balloon is "as devoid of extraordinary danger" 
as a post-chaise, which is another " mode of conveyance.'' 
This is the species of argument which the logicians designate as 
the argument that proves too much. 4. Upon this obstacle, 
the most important of all, since it involves the great point which 
stands in the way of rendering aerostation useful to mankind, Mr. 
Mason says nothing. It is the only part of the subject about 
which he hesitates. He considers that the discussion of the 
question " would tend to a considerable digression," and he 
accordingly reserves it for a future opportunity. 



These are the only practical points' in the' brochure. The 
remainder is occupied with Mr. Mason's account of the in- 
cidents of the voyage, which, considering the interest and no- 
velty of the subject, has on the whole disappointed us. The 
narrative is not well written : it is full of misconstructions in 
the mechanism of the composition, and the style throughout 
exhibits a perpetual compromise between grandiloquence and 
poverty of expression. There was abundant scope for good 
writing, for picturesque descriptions, and a sinking statement 
of individual impressions. But we miss these features, for 
which we looked with some curiosity. Setting aside the de- 
fects, however, there are a few pages not destitute of intrinsic 
interest. 

After the balloon had crossed the Straits of Dover, night had 
completely set in, and as the moon was not visible, the aero- 
nauts had no other clue to the course they were traversing than 
the lights that were spreading in every direction on the earth 
beneath them. This is one of the best pictures in the whole. 

The scene itself was one which exceeds description. The whole 
plane of the earth's surface, for many and many a league around, 
as far and farther than the eye distinctly could embrace, seemed 
absolutely teeming with the scattered fires of a watchful population, 
and exhibited a starry spectacle below that almost rivalled in bril- 
liancy the remoter lustre of the concave firmament above. Inces- 
santly during the earlier portion of the night, ere the vigilant in- 
habitants bad finally retired to rest, large sources of light, betoken- 
ing the presence of some more extensive communitv, would appear 
just looming above the distant horizon in the direction in which we 
were advancing, bea ring at first uo faint resemblance to the effect 
produced by some vast conflagration, when seen from such~iTdTs- 
tance as to preclude the minute investigation of its details. By 
degrees, as we drew nigh, this confused mass of illumination would 
appear to increase in intensity, extending itself over a larger por- 
tion of the earth, and assuming a distiucter form, and a more im- 
posing appearance, until at length, having attained a position from 
whence we could more immediately direct our view, it would gra- 
dually resolve itself into its pans, and shooting out into streets, or 
spreading into squares, present us with the most perfect model of 
a town, diminished only in size, according to the elevation from 
which we happened at the time to observe it. 

Our author justly observes that it would be impossible to 
convey any adequate idea of the effect which this extraordinary 
scene was calculated to create. 

TKaTwewere, by such a mode of conveyance, amid the vast 
solitude of the skies, in the dead of night, unknown and unnoticed, 
secretly and silently reviewing kingdoms, exploring territories, 
and surveying cities," in such rapid succession as scarcely to afford 
time for criticism or conjecture, was in itself a consideration suffi- 
cient to give sublimity to far less interesting scenes than those 
which formed the subject of our present contemplations. 
Thus they traversed a part of the continent of Europe, passing 
over cities and villages which they distinguished only by their 
artificial illuminations. 

Among these latter, one in particular, both from its own superior 
attractions, the length of time it. continued within our view, and 
the uninterrupted prospect which our position directly above it, 
enabled us to command, captivated our attention and elicited con- 
stant expressions of mingled admiration and surprise. Situated in 
the centre of a district which actually appeared to blaze with the 
innumerable fires wherewith it was studded in every direction to 
the full extent of all our visible horizon, it seemed to offer in itself, 
and at one glance, an epitome of all those charms which we had 
been previously observing in detail. The perfect correctness with 
which every line of street was marked out by its particular line of 
fires ; the forms and positions of the more important features of 
the city, the theatres and squares, the markets and public build- 
ings, indicated by the presence of the larger and more irregular 
accumulation of lights, added to the faint murmur of a busy popu- 
lation still actively engaged in the pursuits of pleasure or the avo- 
cations of gain, all together combined to form a picture which for 
singularity and effect ceitainlv could never have been before con- 
ceived. This was the city of Liege, remarkable from the extensive 
iron-works which, abounding in its neighbourhood, occasioned the 
peculiar appearance already described, and at the time led to that 
conjecture, concerning its identity, the truth of which a subsequent 
enquiry enabled us to confirm. 



This description of Liege — the correctness of which we do 
not call into question — appears to us rather strange. Mr. 
Cotterell's iron-works, lying in the valley of the junction 
of the Meuse and the Ourt, in which, indeed, the whole town 
may be said to be built, sufficiently account for the blaze of 
innumerable lights, but the lines of fires marking the streets, 
and the forms and positions of markets, squares, &c, are not 
very clear to us. Liege is now lighted better than it used to 
be, but to the earth passenger it still presents a series of dark, 
dingy passages, which it is difficult to reconcile to the distinct 
representation of its anatomy by the means of its lamps to the 
eyes of the aeronauts. But it is probable that such an effect 
would be produced at their elevation by a collection of lights 
that would appear very scanty to an individual passing through 
the streets. 

With one extract more we conclude. It is a description of 
a startling incident which occurred during the voyage, and 
which, to the inexperienced in these matters, will appear very 
terrifying. 

It was about half-past three in the morning, when the balloon, 
having gained a sudden accession of power, owing to a discharge 
of ballast, which had taken place a few minutes before, wdiile navi- 
gating too near the earth to be considered perfectly safe in a country, 
with the main features of which we were totally unacquainted, 
began to rise with considerable rapidity, and ere we had taken the 
customary means to check her ascent, had already attained an ele- 
vation of upwards of twelve thousand feet. At this moment, while 
all around is impenetrable darkness and stillness, and darkness 
most profound, an unusual explosion issues from the machine above, 
followed instantaneously by a violent rustling of the silk, and all 
the signs which may be supposed to accompany the bursting of the 
balloon, in a region where nothing but itself exists to give occasion 
to such awful and unnatural disturbance. In the same instant, the 
car, as if suddenly detached from its hold, becomes subjected to a 
violent concussion, and appears at once to be in the act of sinking 
with all its contents, into the dark abyss below. A second and a 
third explosion follow in quick succession, accompanied by a re- 
currence of the same astounding effects ; leaving not a doubt upon 
the mind of the unconscious voyager of the fate which nothing now 
appears capable of averting. In a moment after all is tranquil and 
secure ; the balloon lias recovered her usual form and stillness, and 
nothing appears to designate the unnatural agitation to which she 
has been so lately and unaccountably subjected. 

The cause of this phenomenon (we take Mr. Mason's word) 
is simple enough. The excessive cold of the night had con- 
gealed the net-work of the balloon, previously saturated with 
moisture, and its enlargement in rising from a lower to a higher 
position in the atmosphere, occasioned the shock in the sudden 
pressure by which the meshes of the net-work were liberated 
from their frozen state. The feeling of the descent of the car 
was evidently erroneous, for in fact it actually sprang up ; but 
I the unexpectedness of the motion easily produced a false im- 1 
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OF Mr. GBEËM^ BA&.E.OOJV 



On Monday last, at half-past one. Mr. Green, accompanied 
bv Mr. Monck Mason", and Mr. Holland, made bis long- projected 
ascent in his Balloon, from Vauxhall Gardens, with the view of 
crossing the Channel. The Balloon went off in a south-easterly 
direction, and was visible for a length of time. There was up- 
wards of a ton weight of ballast (water) in the car, besides some 
brandy and wine, a supply of coffee, meat and other stores of 
that description. They had furnished themselves with blue 
lio-hts, stars, &c. in order, if they should not come to the end of 
their journey before dark, they might be enabled to choose a prô- 
ner spot for their descent.— At half-past four the Balloon reached 
Canterbury, & which was plainly seen floating in the air towards 
the Continent? The voyagers descended so close to the earth at 
Blue Bell Hill, between Canterbury and Dover, as to be able to 
inform the passengers of the Chatham coach, that they wore 
bound for France. A letter from Paris, dated Monday night, 
nine o'clock, states that the balloon was seen suspended over 
that city, with a blue light attached to it, and that it was pro- 
ceeding in the direction of Holland. 

The following Letter is from the Herald of this Day ;- 
Si R -Supposing you will feel interested in thejateofoar 
intrepid countrymen. I hasten immediately on my arrival to in- 
form uo« that an hour previous to our departure, yesterday 
f Saturday) morning. Mr. Green's Balloon descended in per- 
fect mfetym the eïtate of an English resident James Davis 
Esq., formerly chief Bailiff of Birmingham which is situated 
about two miles from Rotterdam. 1 am unable to give further 
particulars, which no doubt yon will receive by to-morrows 

^„„h*t Trim Sir uour obedient servant, 

packet— 1 am, St, , you, ^ B RIDGR»iJlW Captain. 

Ramona Packet, off Custom House Stairs. Sunday Night. 
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MR MONCK MASON'S ACCOUNT OP THE 
AERONAUTICAL EXPEDITION. 

FROM LONDON TO WEILBURG. 

We are indebted to this gentleman for an oppor- 
tunity of setting before our readers some of the 
interesting particulars of the grand voyage ac- 
complished by him, Mr Robert Hollond, and Mr 
Charles Green, in the Royal Balloon. The ac- 
count * is well written, and is far more romantic 
than most romances. At a season when all the 
■world is crowding round the fire to relate and 
listen to stories the most wild and wonderful, 
some passages from Mr Monck Mason's narra- 
tive will surely claim the attentive regard of 
every ear, for nothing more marvellous will star- 
tle the imagination of youth or age during this 
merry Christmas. 

Passing over the relation of all the circum- 
stances connected with the start, aud the progress 
of the balloon over England, we come to the 
description of the effect presented, just as the 
voyagers were quitting their native shore: — 

"It would be impossible not to have been 
struck with the grandeur of the prospect at this 
particular moment of our voyage ; the more es 
pecially as the approaching shades of night ren- 
dered it a matter of certainty that it would be 
the last in which earth would form a prominent 
feature, that we might expect to enjoy for a con- 
siderable lapse of time. Behind us, the whole 
line of English coast, its white cliffs melting into 
obscurity, appeared sparkling with the scattered 
lights, which every moment augmented, among 
■which the light-house at Dovor formed a con- 
spicuous feature, and for a long time served as a 
beacon whereby to ca'culate the direction of our 
course. On either side below us the intermina- 
ble ocean spread its complicated tissue of waves 
without interruption or curtailment, except what 
arose from the impending darkness, and the li- 
mited extent of our own perceptions ; on the 
opposite side a dense barrier of clouds rising from 
the ocean like a solid wall fantastically sur- 
mounted, throughout its whole length, with a 
gigantic representation of parapets and turrets, 
batteries and bastions, and other features of mural 
fortifications, appeared as if designed to bar our 
further progress, and completely obstructed all 
view of the shores, towards which we were now 
rapidly drawing nigh. In a few minutes after, 
■we had entered within its dusky limits, and 
for a while became involved in the double obscu- 
rity of the surrounding vapours and of the gra- 
dual approach of night. Not a sound now 
reached our ears ; the beating of the waves upon 
the British shores had already died away in si- 
lence, and from the ordinary effects of terrestrial 
agitation our present position had effectually 
excluded us. 

" In this situation, we preparad to avail our- 
selves of those contrivances, the merits of which, 
as I have already stated, it was one pf the main 
objects of our expedition to ascertain : and con- 
sequently to provide against the loss of power by 
the increase of weight proceeding from the hu- 
midity of the atmosphere, naturally to be ex- 
pected on the approach of night, we commeVicod 
lowering the copper vessels which we had provided 
for the occasion. 

" Scarcely, however, had we completed our de- 
sign, and were patiently awaiting the descent we 
had anticipated, when the faint sound of the 
waves beating against the shore again returned 
upon our ears, and awakened our attention. The 
first impression which this event was calculated 
to convey was, that the wind had changed, and 
that we were in the act of returning to the shores 
we had so shortly before abandoned. A glance 
or two, however, served to show us the fallacy of 
this impression ; the well-known lights of Calais 
an d of the neighbouring shores were already 
glittering beneath us; the barrier of clouds which 
Î have before mentioned as starting up so ab- 
ruptly in our path, as abruptly terminated ; and 
the whole adjacent coast of France, variegated 
with lights, and ripe with all the nocturnal signs 
of population, burst at once upon our view. We 
had, in fact, crossed the sea : and in the short 
space of about one hour, from the time we had 
quitted the shores of England, were floating 
tranquilly, though rapidly, above those of our 
Gallic neighbours." 

The accomplishment of such a feat naturally 
gives an historian a certain grand style of speak- 
ing, and accordingly the account proceeds with— 
" Before dismissing the sea, a word or two seems 
required," &c. And we confess that we are of 
that opinion. 

But we pass to another scene, presented to the 
eyes of the intrepid hoverers in the air after night 
had completely closed in : — 

"The scene itself was one which exceeds de- 
scription. The whole plane of the earth's surface, 
for many and many a league around, as far and 
farther than the eye distinctly could embrace, 
seemed absolutely teeming with the scattered 
fires of a watchful population, and exhibted a 
starry spectacle below that almost rivalled in 
brilliancy the remoter lustre of the concave fir- 
mament above. Incessantly during the earlier 
portion of the night, ere the vigilant inhabitants 
had finally retired to rest, large sources of light, 
betokening the presence of some more extensive 
community, would appear just looming above the 
distant horizon in the direction in which we were 
advancing, bearing at first no faint resemblance 
to the effect producetl by some vast conflagration, 
when seen from such a distance as to preclude the 
minute investigation of its details. By degrees, 
as we drew nigh, this confused mass of illumina- 
tion would appear to increase in intensity, ex- 
tending itself over a larger portion of the earth, 
and assuming a distincter form and a more im- 
posing appearance, until at length, having at- 
tained a position from whence we could more 
immediately direct our view, it would gradually 
resolve itself into its parts, and shooting out into 
streets, or spreading into squares, present us with 
the most perfect model of a town, diminished 
only in size, according to the elevation from which 
we happened at the time to observe it." 

At one part of their course the effect must 
have been singularly vivid and startling. 

" Among these latter, one in particular, both 
from its own superior attractions, the length of 
time it continued within our view, and the unin- 
terrupted prospect which our position directly 
above it enabled us to command, captivated our 
attention, and elicited constant expressions of 
mingled admiration and surprise. Situated in 
the centre of a district which actually appeared to 
blaze with the innumerable fires wherewith it 
was studded in every direction to the full extent 
of all our visible horizon, it seemed to offer in it- 
self, and at one glance, an epitome of all those 
charms which we had been previously observing in 
detail. The perfect correctness with which every 
line of a street was marked out by its particular 
line of fires ; the forms and positions of the more 
important features of the city, the theatres and 
squares, the markets and public buildings, indi- 
cated by the presence of the larger and more irre- 
gular accumulation of lights, added to the faint 
murmur of a busy population, still actively engaged 
in the pursuits of pleasure or the avocationsof gain, 
all together combined to form a picture which, for 
singularity and effect, certainly could never have 
been before conceived. This was the city of 
| Liege, remarkable for the extensive iron-works 
which, abounding in the neighbourhood, occa- 
sioned the peculiar appearance already described', 
and at the time led to that conjecture concerning 
its identity, the truth of which a subsequent en- 
quiry enabled us to confirm." 

But let us trace them into the thick dark, the 



palpable obscure of night. There is something to 
make us shudder in the following description :— . 

" Nothing, in fact, could exceed the density of 
the night which prevailed during this period of 
the voyage. Not a single object of terrestrial 
nature could any where be distinguished ; an un- 
fathomable abyss of ' darkness visible ' seemed to 
encompass us on every side; and as we looked 
forward into its black obscurity, in the direction 
in which we were proceeding, we could scarcely 
avoid the impression that we were cleaving our 
way through an interminable mass of black 
marble in which we were imbedded, and which, 
solid a few inches before us, seemed to soften as 
we approached, in order to admit us still farther 
within the precincts of its cold and dusky enclo- 
sure. Even the lights which at times we lowered 
from the car, instead of dispelling, only tended to 
augment the intensity of the surrounding dark- 
ness, and as they descended deeper into its frozen 
bosom, appeared absolutely to melt their way on- 
ward by means of the heat which they generated 
in their course. 

» * * » * 

" At this moment, while all around is impe. 
netrable darkness and stillness, and darkness most 
profound, an unusual explosion issues from the 
machine above, followed instantaneously by a 
violent rustling of the silk, and all the signs which 
may be supposed to accompany the bursting of 
the balloon, in a region where nothing but itself 
exists to give occasion to such awful and unnatu- 
ral disturbance. In the same instant the car, as 
if suddenly detached from its hold, becomes sub- 
jected to a violent concussion, and appears at 
once to be in the act of sinking, with all its con- 
tents, into a dark abyss below. A second and a 
third explosion follow in quick succession, ac- 
companied by a recurrence of the same astound- 
ing effects ; leaving not a doubt upon the mind 
of the unconscious voyager of the fate which no- 
thing now appears capable of averting. In a mo- 
ment after all is tranquil and secure ; the bal- 
loon has recovered her usual form and stillness, 
and nothing appears to designate the unnatural 
agitation to which she has been so lately and 
unaccountably subjected. 

" From out of this mass of vapours, more than 
once during the night our ears became assailed 
with sounds bearing so strong a resemblance tp 
the rushing of waters in enormous volumes, or 
the beating of the waves upon some extensive 
line of coast, that it required all our powers of 
reasoning, aided by the certain knowledge we 
had of the direction we were pursuing, to remove 
the conviction that we were approaching the pre- 
cincts of the sea, and transported by the winds, 
were either thrown back upon the shores of the 
German ocean, or about to enter upon the re- 
moter limits of the Baltic." 

The extraordinary effects at sunrise follow: — 
"It was about six o'clock, during an ascent 
which occurred shortly after we had crossed this 
river, that the balloon having reached a consider- 
able elevation, showed us our first view of the 
sun, and gladdened us with the prospect of a 
speedy approach of day. Powerful, indeed, must 
be the pen which could hope to do justice to a 
scene like that which here presented itself to our 
view. The enprmous extent of the prospect— 
the boundless variety it embraced — the unequal- 
led grandeur of the objects it displayed— the sin- 
gular novelty of the manner under which they 
were beheld — and the striking contrast they af- 
forded to that situation and those scenes, to 
which we had so long and so lately been confined, 
are effects and circumstances which no descrip- 
tion is capable of representing in the light in 
which they ought to be placed, in order to be 
duly appreciated. 

***** 

" This splendid spectacle, hpwever, we were 
not long destined to enjoy ; a rapid descent, 

which shortly after ensued, for a while concealed 
it from our view, and once more consigning us 
to the shades of night, which still continued to 
reign unbroken throughout the lower region of 
the air. 

" Again we rose within the reach of this de- 
lightful prospect; and again did we lose sight of 
it, amid the vapours and obscurity that accom- 
panied our descent ; nor was it till we had three 
times made the sun rise, and twice beheld it set 
that we could fairly consider it established above 
the horizon, and daylight complete upon the plane 
of the earth beneath us." 

We conclude with the account of the descent : — 
" The place so selected was a small grassy vale, 
of about a quarter of a mile in breadth, embo- 
somed in hills, whose sides and summits were 
completely enveloped with trees. Beyond this, 
on the opposite side, lay another valley of the 
same description ; the only one visible for many 
miles, where we could conveniently effect our 
landing ; an endless succession of forest scenery 
completing the landscape in the direction in 
which we should have to proceed. Into the 
former of these we now precipitated our descent, 
with the design of alighting, if possible, in the 
centre, clear of the woods that enclosed it on all 
sides. In these hopes we were, however, disap- 
pointed; the wind suddenly increasing as we ap- 
proached the ground, so much accelerated the 
onward progress of the balloon, that before the 
grapnel could take effectual hold of the soil we 
had passed the middle of the valley, and sweeping 
rapidly over the ground, were borne close against 
the wooded declivity that flanked its eastern ter- 
mination. To discharge a sufficiency of ballast 
to raise the balloon, and carry her clear of the 
impending danger, was the natural remedy. An 
unexpected obstacle to this operation here again 
presented itself: the sand which forms the bal- 
last, frozen during the night into a solid block of 
stone, refused to quit the bag in the proportion 
required ; and no time remained to search for one 
more suited to the occasion. Not a moment 
was, in fact, to be lost; the valley was passed, 
and the branches of the trees that clotted the 
opposing precipice were already within a few 
feet of the balloon ; the grapnel continued to 
drag, and no chance appeared of arresting her 
progress onward. In this emergency one alter- 
native alone remained, and the sack itself, with 
all its contents, to the amount of fifty-six pounds 
in weigbt, were at once consigned to the earth. 
In a moment the balloon, lightened of so large 
a portion of her burden, had sprung up above 
one thousand feet, and clearing the mountain at 
a bound, was soon in rapid progress to the realms 
above. To counteract the consequence of this 
sudden accession of power, and avoid being car- 
ried beyond the reach of the second valley, which 
we have already described as the only other avail- 
able spot for our descent, the valve was again 
opened, and issue given to a large quantity of gas ; 
sufficient, as was calculated, to check the course of 
the balloon in time to enable us to attain the 
point to which all our views were now directed. 
A second time, however, were we doomed to be 
disappointed. No sooner had we completed this 
manoeuvre than, by another caprice of nature, the 
wind suddenly abating, we found ourselves at 
once becalmed, and rapidly descending into the 
bosom of the woods that capped the summit, and 
clothed the sides of the intervening eminences. 
From this dilemma we were only relieved by the 
timely discharge of a further portion of our 
weight ; not, however, before the accelerated de- 
scent of the balloon had brought us within a 
cable's length of the ground,* and almost in con- 
tact with the upper surface of the wood. Here, 
for a few moments, we continued to hover; the 
grapnel struggling with the top-most branches of 
the trees, and grasping and relinquishing its 



* The length of the cable to which the grapnel is at- 
tached is about one hundred and twenty feet, 



hold according to the varying impulse of the 
slight wind that prevailed at pur elevation. 
While in this situatipn we perceived, standing 
in the path of the wood, two females, the first 
inhabitants we had noticed, lost in astonishment, 
and absolutely petrified with gazing upon sp as- 
tounding an apparition. It was in vain we ad- 
dressed them with a speaking-trumpet, in the 
hopes of procuring the assistance of some of the 
male population, which we conjectured could not 
be far off; the sound of our voices, proceeding 
from such an altitude, and invested with such an 
unearthly character, only augmented their as- 
tonishment, and added to their fears; they fled 
incontinently, and without waiting further parley 
sought the shelter of the neighbouring coverts. 

After continuing for a few minutes longer in 
these straits, we at length reached the confines of 
the wood ; when, resolving not to be again baf- 
fled in our designs by the treacherpus inconstancy 
of the wind, the valve was opened tp its fulles't 
dimensions, and the grapnel taking hold shortly 
after, we came to the ground with considerable, 
though by no means, disagreeable rapidity. 

It was half-past seven when they quitted the 
car, and the descent was fairly completed ; the 
duration of the voyage was therefore eighteen 
hours. It should be remarked that " the exact 
spot where the event took place was in a field 
adjacent to a mill, known by the name of Dill- 
hausen, situated in the valley of Elbern, in the 
commune of Niederhausen, about two leagues 
from the town of Weilburg; already, by a curi- 
ous coincidence, noted in the annals of aerostation 
as the place were the celebrated M. Blanchard 
effected his landing after an ascent which he 
made at Frankfort in the year 1785." 



Great Vauxhall Balloon.— On Monday evening this great bal- 
loon arrived iu Paris from Welburg, where, as has been already 
observed, it descended, after its long and interesting voyage from 
Loudon. The curiosity excited by its novel appearance was exces- 
sive at places where it stopped along the road. The balloon and ac- 
cessories having been placed in a car, the whole was raised upon the 
springs of a carriage, and being covered in, somewhat in the term 
of a laudau. served as a conveyance for two of the rest of the 
party, Mr. Green and Mr. Monck Mason, who accompanied it to 
Paris. The hospitable attentions which, we understand, the aero- 
nauts received Srom every description of persons at Weilburg re- 
flect great, credit upon the inhabitants of that place, and merit the 
admiration and observance even of ceuntries preferring greater 
claims to courtesy and the arts of civilized society. No sooner 
was their landing made known, than everyone seemed to vie with 
each other in bestowing aid or conferring honour upon the enter- 
prising strangers. The use of the Ducal manège was immediaiely 
tendered for the occupation of the ballaon, aud military sentries, 
more indeed as a guard ot honour than of defence, posted at the 
gates and the avenues leading to the place of its receptiou. Public 
balls, dinners, and other festivals, were given in succession, and 
the thanks and congratulations of the city presented to the aeiou- 
nauts by a deputation of the principal citizens, headed by their first 
civil officer, in the form of a document duly signed and sealed by 
the competent authorities. Among the festive ceremonies to which 
the unexpected arrival of the gigantic visitor at Weilburg gave 
rise, v/e must not omit to mention the ceremony of christening, 
which took place the day previous to its departure; the Baron de 
Bibra, Grand Master of the Woods and Forests, and the Colonel 
Baron de Preen, being the godfathers; the Baroness de Bibra and 
the Baroness de Dungerea the godmothers, on t he occasion. The 
balloon was then inflated to the greatest exteut the limits of the 
place would ail mit ; eight young ladies, accompanied by Mr. 
Green, entered within this distended sphere, and the name 
of " The Great Balloon of Nassau " having been bestowed by one 
of their number, Mademoiselle Theresa, the lovely and amiable 
daughter of the Baien de Bibra, accompanied by a copious li- 
bation of wine, the ceiemouy was cuncluded under presentation 
of arms, with other military honours, and a collation, consisting 
of the remains of the various articles which the daring aeronats 
had provided in case of adverse circumstances, by forcing them 
to sea or otherwise, should have compelled them to extend the 
duration of theh voyage beyond its probable or anticipated limits. 



The colossal balloon is now placed in the Hotel de Ville. It 
has been partly filled with atmospheric air, by means of a 
simple machine, and presents a most enormous mass. Mr. 
Green on Friday attended at the hotel, and gave to all who 
xmderstood English, interesting details pf the late aerial voyage. 
The proprietors have not yet been able to find a place either 
for the public exhibition of the colossal machine, or for its 
ascension. They still, however, entertain hopes of being able 
to succeed in carrying the project into effect. Several men of 
scientific eminence, who have been favoured with a private 
view, speak in the highest terms of its admirable construction 
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